Eric Frein manhunt cost more than $11 million (VIDEO)

More ABC US news | ABC World News

The manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein cost more than $11 million according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Overtime costs for the state police accounted for the majority of this total, with $6.9 million being paid out to officers who worked extra hours throughout the 48-day manhunt.

In addition to overtime wages, nearly $3 million was spent on benefits and more than $657,000 in standard salaries. Travel costs amounted to more than $66,000 and nearly $200,000 for inventory and operational expenses.

The manhunt for Frein began after he allegedly ambushed two state troopers on Sept. 12, killing one and wounding the other.

Frein, a war reenactor, excellent shot and self-taught survivalist, eluded the massive police dragnet for nearly seven weeks. He has been charged with murder and possession of weapons of mass destruction (two bombs). Police this week added a terrorism charge. He has not entered a plea and is being held without bail.

[ ABC News ]

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

revolver barrel loading graphic