Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospital

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper wounded in an ambush at a rural police barracks has been released from a hospital after more than a month of treatment.

Trooper Alex Douglass left Geisinger Community Medical Center with a police escort on Thursday. He was taken by ambulance to a rehabilitation facility.

Geisinger spokeswoman Wendy Wilson said Friday that “there were a lot of hugs, a lot of high-fives and a lot of well-wishes for him on his way.”

Douglass was wounded in the Sept. 12 ambush outside the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson.

Thirty-one-year-old suspect Eric Frein has eluded police despite an intense manhunt.

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