(CNN) — After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.
“I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time,” she said in an email to reporters.
He was caught hiding in a building at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, a federal law enforcement official told CNN. Frein was arrested by U.S. Marshals.
Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.
The manhunt involved as many as 1,000 officers at times, some from other states. It cost several million dollars.