BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State police said there was a credible sighting of Eric Frein near Pocono Mountain East High School around 9 p.m. Friday.
During a news conference Saturday with Gov. Tom Corbett and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan, authorities released new information about the manhunt, which they say has shifted south into Swiftwater and Paradise Township.
Lt. Col. George Bivens said that Friday night a woman walking along a tree line saw a man similar to Frein, carrying a rifle and with mud on his face.
Bivens said the sighting was made from a distance of about 20 feet away.
During the news conference, Corbett thanked people who live in the search area for their support.
“We’re not going to rest… nobody is going to stop,” said Corbett. “This has been trying on everyone.”
Bivens later said that the weather is working in their favor because officers in helicopters and airplanes can see more from above as leaves continue to fall in the woods.
According to Bivens, state troopers are still calculating the cost of the manhunt, but he said it is below the estimated $10 million mark.
The owner of Amber Steakhouse along Route 611 told Newswatch 16 that she was surprised to see police focus their search on one of the busiest roads in the Poconos.
"They had night vision goggles, and they were looking to the woods across the street. I asked them what was going on and they said, there was a spotting," said Mary Rieman. "My thought is, since he is going into such a populated area, that he is going to make a move or get caught."
Officials with Pocono Mountain School District said they're still planning to have classes on Monday, but they are in constant contact with investigators.
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