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(CANADENSIS, Pa.) — Alleged cop shooter Eric Frein was captured alive on Thursday after a manhunt that lasted more than six weeks.

A federal law enforcement source and a Pennsylvania law enforcement source both confirmed to ABC News that Frein was captured alive. The Pennsylvania source said that Thursday was “a very good day,” but would not offer additional details on Frein’s capture.

Frein was captured in an airport hanger at the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport, the source said, noting that no shots were fired.

On Sept. 12, Frein allegedly killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and injured a second after he opened fire at the Blooming Grove police barracks.

Frein had been added to the FBI’s most wanted fugitives list last month.

Police had conducted a manhunt for weeks in the woods of the Pocono Mountains. Police believed Frein, a self-trained survivalist from nearby Canadensis, escaped to the woods. They found two pipe bombs, an AK-47, ammunition and various food and supplies they believe belonged to the suspect.

On Tuesday, police investigated a possible sighting of Frein made by a resident in Barrett Township, said Trooper Connie Devens, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police.

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