The manhunt is finally over. The Poconos are open for hunting.
The search for Eric Frein is now over after 48 long days.
Frein had been at large in the Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania for 48 days after fatally shooting an officer of the Pennsylvania State Police, Cpl Bryon K. Dickson II.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission had been back and forth in allowing hunters to hunt in the Poconos Mountains as the search for Frein was ongoing, closing the season indefinitely on Oct. 1 and then reopening parts of the region throughout the month.
Frein was found in the abandoned Birchwood-Pocono Airpark in Tannersville on Oct. 31. R. Matthew Hough, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director, said in a recent press release:
It is with great relief that the search for Eric Frein has reached its end without further incident, and that the fugitive has been apprehended and charged. I’m certain justice will be served.
Frein was found in time for turkey hunting season which began on Saturday, Nov. 1.