Homicide

Trooper ambush suspect arraigned after grueling 48-day manhunt through Pennsylvania woods

  • State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)

    State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Erin Frein, suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania stet troopers last month, is led from the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. after his arrest on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/David Kidwell)

    Erin Frein, suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania stet troopers last month, is led from the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. after his arrest on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/David Kidwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • This combination of undated images provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the capturing of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, show Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa. Authorities said Thursday that they have captured Frein, who had been eluding police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another. (AP Photo/FBI)

    This combination of undated images provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the capturing of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, show Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa. Authorities said Thursday that they have captured Frein, who had been eluding police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another. (AP Photo/FBI)  (The Associated Press)

A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment.

Eric Frein answered yes or no questions but was not asked to enter a plea Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. He did not have a lawyer.

The 31-year-old survivalist had a bloody gash on his nose and abrasions on his cheek and above his right eye.

He is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12.

Authorities captured Frein on Thursday near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a 48-day search through thick woods.

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty.

Frein remains jailed without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12.