SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A newspaper says that barracks ambush suspect Eric Frein said in a text message that “all is good” less than five hours before he allegedly opened fire outside a rural northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that a search warrant affidavit says Frein’s longtime friend received a text from the suspect around 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 12.
The affidavit says Frein told Justin Smith in the message that he had stayed at Smith’s apartment in East Stroudsburg the previous night. Smith was in Virginia at the time.
Frein’s text also said he was “heading back to Delaware.”
Police say Frein ambushed the Blooming Grove barracks later that night. Authorities have been looking for him in the woods around his parent’s home in Canadensis.
The manhunt entered its fourth week Saturday.
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