Pennsylvania state police found two working pipe bombs while searching for the suspect who allegedly ambushed two police officers on Sept. 12, resulting in the death of one officer.
Trackers found the bombs at a campsite that Eric Frein, 31, is believed to be using. In addition to the pipe bombs, Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens reveals that trackers have found more of Frein’s hidden or abandoned items in the woods, reports the Associate Press.
“The two pipe bombs were fully functional and could have been set off by either trip wire or fuse, but appear to be among items that were hastily discarded,” said Bivens. (VIDEO: Search For Trooper Killing Suspect Shifts Slightly)
Frein has been on the run since Sept. 12, after he was accused of the fatal shooting. Authorities believe that Frein is hiding in the Pocono Mountains near his parents’ home. Authorities describe Frein as a self-taught survivalist that has a vendetta against law enforcement, reports the Associate Press.
“We know that Frein has prepared and planned extensively for months, and maybe years,” Bivens said. “He planned his attack and his retreat.”
In addition Bivens adds that there has been at least one credible sighting of the survivalist in the past 24 hours.