Police Issue Phone Scam Warning Related To Manhunt for Cop Killer

eric-freinBLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (EYT) – State Police have issued a new scam warning related to the ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police Officers at Blooming Grove police barracks on September 12.

The following statement was released by the Pennsylvania State Police today:

It has come to our attention that residents of northeast Pennsylvania may be receiving phone calls from individuals looking to solicit money by claiming they represent the Pennsylvania State Police. The caller claims that the department is trying to raise money to continue the search efforts for Eric Frein. This phone call is a scam. The Pennsylvania State Police do not and will not solicit money from residents, so please do not provide any personal information or offer to send money to the caller if you are contacted.

Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Monroe County, has been identified in the September 12 ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police Officers at Blooming Grove police barracks, leaving one trooper dead, another critically wounded.

A massive manhunt for Frein remains underway a wooded area in the Poconos Mountains, near Frein’s Canadensis home. Police believe they are closing in on Frein, but he remains at large as of Thursday afternoon.


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