Halloween Back on Following Frein Capture

Halloween in the Poconos is back on following the capture of accused trooper shooter Eric Frein, according to Barrett Twp. Police.

Authorities made the announcement to reinstate Halloween shortly after 31-year-old Eric Frein was captured Thursday night in a defunct airplane hanger at Old Birchwood Airport in Tannersville, Pa.

Township officials made the decision to cancel all Halloween festivities nearly three weeks ago, much to the dismay of children in Barrett Township.

Instead of trick-or-treating, the township planned "Trunk R Treat" which was to be held on the grounds of Monsignor McHugh School in Paradise Township.

Now, kids in the area can dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat house to house instead of car to car.

No word on whether the township's Halloween parade or Scarecrow Race will be held Friday.

Frein was captured on Day 48 of a multi-million dollar manhunt. He was wanted for ambushing two state troopers outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and another trooper was seriously hurt.

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