Halloween canceled in Pennsylvania town amid search for alleged cop killer

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BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Penn. (WNEP) — Children in a Pennsylvania town already rocked by the violent death of a state trooper will not be able to celebrate Halloween.

The manhunt for Eric Frein, accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, forced authorities to cancel the annual tradition.

Police said they received reports of Frein sightings last week in Barrett Township, and they’re not leaving the area until he is found.

In light of this, the town has postponed its Halloween parade and any private trick-or-treating to an unknown date.

“The whereabouts of Frein are unknown obviously at this time,” said Chief Steven Williams, with the Barrett Township Police Department. “And it’s not just not the per se safety of everybody, it’s the logistics that go into it.”

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