Pennsylvania State Police say they’re using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month.

Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, said Monday the Ohio Department of Transportation donated the use of the large, unmanned Mylar balloon.

The balloon, which has previously done duty high above prisons in Ohio, will remain tethered and nearly 500 feet above the Pocono Mountain region where Frein is believed to be hiding and unconfirmed sightings have taken place within recent weeks. The 15-foot diameter, Mylar balloon, which has video cables that send images back to the ground, is in use near the 400 block of Timber Hill Road in Paradise Township, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Thomas Kelly said this morning in an email update.

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