(NEWSER)– State police spent about $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks, according to a cost breakdown released today.
Thousands of law enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous other state and federal agencies took part in the 48-day search for Eric Frein, who was captured by US marshals outside an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains on Oct. 30. State police spent $10.5 million on personnel, including $6.9 million for overtime and $2.8 million for benefits. Other costs included travel, utilities, and equipment.
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