BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — State police are asking travelers to avoid the area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway. There were also reports of "shots fired" earlier on Friday.
Trooper Connie Devens says residents in Price and Barrett Townships in Monroe County should stay inside due to police activity in the area.
Police are searching for the Eric Frein (freen), the self-taught survivalist accused in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.
In this undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, Eric Frein is shown. Frein, the suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)
CNN reported that police "exchanged fire" with Frein and were closing in on him Friday night.
No other information was immediately available.
This image provided by the FBI shows a wanted poster for Eric Frein who is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson during an ambush on Sept. 12, 2014. Frein has been added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. Authorities say putting Frein on the most wanted list will allow the FBI to use more resources in the manhunt. The agency is also offering a $100,000 reward. (AP Photo/FBI)
As many as 200 officers at a time are trying to flush 31-year-old Frein out of the dense, boggy woodlands where he's believed to be keeping out of sight. Frein lived in Monroe County with his parents.
As of Friday night, it was unclear if police knew of Frein's whereabouts.
This story will be updated with additional information.