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Two state troopers in search for Eric Frein are injured

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 2, 2014 7:31 AM
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(Blooming Grove) -- State police say two troopers injured in a fall from a tree stand while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks have been treated and released after they were flown to a hospital.

Police say the troopers from the Harrisburg barracks entered the wooden hunting blind attached to a tree about 20 feet off the ground to make sure the structure was unoccupied.

Trooper Thomas Kelly says the floor collapsed and both men fell to the ground.

They were treated and then flown to Lehigh Valley Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers have been searching since September 12 for 31-year-old Eric Frein following the shooting that killed one trooper and injured another outside the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County.

An earlier version of this story:

(Blooming Grove) -- State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

Trooper Connie Devens says a Medivac helicopter was requested for two troopers following an accident last night. She says the injuries are non-life-threatening.

A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Eric Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since September 12.

The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Corporal. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove in Pike County.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers have been searching an area near Frein's home in Canadensis. He's been spotted through the thick woods and two powerful pipe bombs have been found.

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