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US A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, military academy says

07:45  21 october  2019
07:45  21 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A West Point cadet was reported missing after he failed to report for a road march this weekend, and the academy set off a widespread search for him that began early Saturday morning and was still underway Sunday evening. Also missing was an M 4 rifle , and the cadet “may be a danger to himself

The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point , Army, Army West Point , The Academy , or simply The Point , is a four -year federal service academy in West Point , New York.

A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, the military academy said after military, federal, state and local agencies conducted extensive searches to locate the man.

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Authorities don't believe the cadet has any magazines or ammunition or poses a threat to the public. He may be a danger to himself, the military academy said in a statement.

The academy will be operating normally with "an increased force protection status," the statement said, including more police presence at sporting events and across the academy.

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WEST POINT , N.Y. – A West Point cadet was killed and 19 fellow cadets and two soldiers injured Thursday when a tactical vehicle overturned in woody, mountainous The accident occurred around 6:45 a . m . near the academy as the cadets were being taken to early morning land navigation training.

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The cadet, a member of the class of 2021, was last seen on Friday around 5:30 p.m. on West Point grounds. When he didn't show up for a military skills competition, his teammates began looking for him immediately, the academy said.

After an initial search was unsuccessful, military police began their search around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Officials notified the New York State Police, Orange County Sheriff's Department, and also reached out to the Keller Army Community Hospital and other local hospitals to make sure the missing cadet hadn't received medical treatment, the academy said.

State police offered helicopter, K-9 and drone support for the search. The Coast Guard was also notified and searched the shoreline, the academy's statement said.

"I want to thank the local and state law enforcement agencies and emergency services for their tireless support," Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the 60th Superintendent at the US Military Academy at West Point, said in a statement. "We will continue to search with all means possible, on and off West Point. Safely locating the Cadet remains our focus and number one priority."

Authorities urged anyone with information to call 845-938-3333.

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