Ambush suspect manhunt focused on abandoned hotel

Associated Press

Mountainhome, Pa. — Authorities pursuing a survivalist accused of the fatal ambush at a state police barracks in Pennsylvania are looking for him in an abandoned hotel in the Pocono Mountains.

A state police spokesman says trackers were sent Friday morning to the Buck Hill Inn, close to the main search area in Barrett Township.

Trooper Tom Kelly says 31-year-old Eric Frein was known to visit the hotel when it was open. The 400-room hotel, built more than a century ago, has been closed since 1991.

Frein is accused of opening fire two weeks ago outside the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing one trooper and injuring a second. He’s eluded a massive manhunt that includes hundreds of law enforcement officials.

Police plan to give an update on the search later Friday.