The arrest of suspected cop killer Eric Frein ended a nearly seven week search. Frein is facing a string of charges, including first-degree murder in connection with an ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Frein was found near an abandoned airport hangar and police found dozens of items including a laptop, bible, food, clothing and weapons. Jason Carroll has more on what was found at Frein's hideout.Inside Eric Frein's hideout The arrest of suspected cop killer Eric Frein ended a nearly seven week search. Frein is facing a string of charges, including first-degree murder in connection with an ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Frein was found near an abandoned airport hangar and police found dozens of items including a laptop, bible, food, clothing and weapons. Jason Carroll has more on what was found at Frein's hideout.
Barely 24 hours since the remarkably anti-climactic capture of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper spoke with Marshal Scott Malkowski, a member of the team that arrested the now former fugitive.
"I got about five feet away from him, I said 'what's your name, who are you,' and he said 'Eric Frein,'" Malkowski detailed in Friday's phone conversation with Cooper. "Then my team immediately took him into custody – collapsed on him – and took him into custody."
Watch the above video for further specifics from Malkowski as recalled during his "Anderson Cooper 360" interview.
Just hours after police captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Thursday evening saw Anderson Cooper welcome Patrick Bresnan in search of firsthand insight and perspective.
A documentarian, Bresnan worked with Frein on the film "Vietnam Appreciation Day," and vividly remembers the former fugitive as being an arrogant outlier:
"He definitely struck me as an oddball," Bresnan told Cooper. "He saw his brand of military understanding, or military reenactment, as being much more refined."
Watch the above video for more of Bresnan's assessment and analysis of the man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
Following the apprehension of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday evening Anderson Cooper asked guests Shane Hobel and Cade Courtley to offer their insights into how police were able to capture the man accused of killing one cop and injuring another.
As the conditions in Pennsylvania have become more challenging over recent weeks, both men suggested that Frein's abilities to successfully battle the elements were entirely overstated, a fact each felt contributed to his demise.
"It's a proof positive that his...survival skills are not up to par where it's absolutely necessary for him to be coming in and out of these areas," said Hobel, himself an expert survivalist and founder of the Mountain Scout Survival School.
Courtley, meanwhile, a former Navy SEAL, suggested Frein was not nearly the outdoorsman he fancied himself:
"The fantasy ends when you start dealing with hypothermia, exhaustion, dehydration, starvation, and sleep deprivation," he told Cooper. "I think we'll find out he's not nearly as good as he thinks maybe he is ... he fights with air rifles. If he was really that good, he would have joined up."
Watch the above video for more of Hobel and Courtley's analysis of Erin Fein.
As part of an evening which saw police apprehend Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday Anderson Cooper aired the first images of the accused cop killer since his capture.
Appearing relatively clean cut and unharmed, save for a noticeable wound across his nose, Frein rode in the back of a police car through Pennsylvania.
Watch the above video as the CNN host shared breaking details surrounding the capture of a man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
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