Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer charged with terrorism

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 17:57:48-05

By Ray Sanchez


(CNN) — Suspected cop killer Eric Frein, who led police on a weeks-long manhunt in eastern Pennsylvania, was slapped with two terrorism-related charges Thursday for comments he allegedly made after his arrest about “his desire to change government,” according to his lawyer, Michael Weinstein.

The 31-year-old survivalist and military buff was captured last month at an abandoned Pennsylvania airport and charged with the ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded.

Weinstein said the affidavit of probable cause attached to the amended complaint alleged that Frein made comments after being arrested while about his “desire to change government. I don’t have the exact language.”

Frein also is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes for the September 12 ambush outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

He’s accused of killing Dickson and wounding Douglass before melting into the thick Pennsylvania woods.

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