West Point cadet and M4 missing since Friday

Elizabeth Howe
October 21, 2019 - 9:01 am
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A West Point cadet failed to report to a road march on Friday. After a weekend-long search, he still has not been found. 

According to a press release from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the unidentified cadet has been missing since Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m. An M4 is also missing. 

After initial search efforts by the cadets through academic and athletic facilities and cadet barracks were unsuccessful, military police joined the search around 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The New York State Police and Orange County Sheriff's Department personnel were included in the search soon after. By Sunday morning, the Coast Guard was included in the search to patrol the shoreline. 

While the cadet is not believed to have any magazines or ammunition and is not considered a threat to the public, the press release states that he may be a danger to himself. Keller Army Community Hospital and local hospital emergency rooms confirmed the cadet has not received medical treatment. 

West Point is now operating under normal conditions — with increased force protection status. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Point Military Police at 845-938-3333.

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