Fox News host Shep Smith talked to several of the law enforcement officers involved in recent the capture of suspected cop killer Eric Frein on Friday — and one of his questions left the men somewhat speechless.
Even though they technically didn’t answer the question, the looks on their faces said enough.
“Were you surprised that he wasn’t armed and he didn’t resist?” Smith asked Deputy U.S. Marshal Scott Kimball. “Don’t you kind of wish he had?”
A moment of silence followed as a smirking Kimball appeared to think long and hard about his response.
“It’s OK to be honest,” Smith interjected.
“No comment on that one,” another law enforcement official chimed in.
“That’s a good question,” Kimball finally responded, but never provided an answer.
Watch the moment via Fox News below:
The U.S. Marshal eventually said that he was surprised Frein was unarmed because he “set up an ambush and murdered a brother, a fellow law enforcement officer.”
“I’m glad we got him,” he added. “I’m glad it’s over for the community. So the kids can get back to trick-or-treating.”
Frein will face charges in the murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson. In a symbolic gesture, police said Frein was arrested with Dickson's handcuffs.
Dickson, a married father of two, was a Marine Corps veteran who joined the state police in 2007. He had been a patrol unit supervisor at the barracks in Blooming Grove for just a few months when he was killed.
Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against Frein, a 31-year-old survivalist who police say had a grudge against law enforcement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.