According to The New York Daily News and WNEP two Pennsylvania State troopers state searching for alleged PSP cop-killer Eric Frein, 31, had to be airlifted to an area hospital after being injured Wednesday night (October 1).
The FBI placed Frein, 31, on its Most Wanted list for an ambush at a police barracks that killed PSP Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass on September 12.
Authorities have combed the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains for 19 days, periodically finding evidence of survivalist Frein's cat-and-mouse game with police.
COMMENT: The injured troopers fell from a tree stand during the search at about 1930 hours in Barrett Township, Monroe County, according to WNEP.
Trooper Connie Devens said the latest injuries are non-life threatening.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers have been searching an area near Frein's home in Canadensis, PA.
Frein has been spotted through the thick woods; two powerful, live pipe founds have also been found suggesting that Frein's objective is to injure or kill his trackers.
"We found them along with a number of other supplies, clearly ready to be deployed," Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday (September 30).
Authorities believe Frein's supplies are running out and he'll soon be looking for a way to escape the woods, possibly targeting nearby cabins, homes and stores.