Man Charged for Lying in Search for Accused Trooper Killer Eric Frein

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Michael Abuiso was charged Friday in Monroe County with making false reports and related counts.

According to a complaint, Abuiso lied to police by saying suspect Eric Frein asked him in August for a forged identity in order to enter Canada.

Frein has been on the run from authorities since a trooper was fatally ambushed Sept. 12 outside his Pocono Mountains barracks. Another officer was injured.

Authorities say Abuiso first lied to Barrett Township police, then repeated the claim to troopers Sept. 18 before acknowledging it wasn't true.

A message left for the 48-year-old Canadensis resident wasn't immediately returned. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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