Kim is accused of opening fire at a lighting company Wednesday morning, killing one and seriously injuring another. His car was found here in Putnam County late Wednesday.
There was a heavy police presence in Cold Spring Thursday: More than 100 law enforcement members were involved in the search, and resources ranged from air to ground to maritime.
Officials said Thursday they are unsure if Kim—who they consider to be armed and dangerous—is alive and are exploring several different scenarios.
Here's some information from a press release issued by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office late Thursday afternoon:
The Putnam County manhunt for Mr. Sang Ho Kim began at about 10:30 PM on Wednesday, after a patrolling Putnam County sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect’s getaway vehicle parked unattended along Route 9D just north of the Village of Cold Spring, near Sandy Beach State Park. Mr. Kim is wanted in connection with the alleged shooting of two persons earlier on Wednesday in East Garden City.
By [Thursday] afternoon, the search had been joined by over 100 officers from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Nassau County Police, Cold Spring Police, State Park Police, MTA Railroad Police, the Putnam County Emergency Response Team (comprised of officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Carmel Police and Kent Police), State Environmental Conservation Police, State Forest Rangers, Westchester County Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. Canine teams, marine patrols and helicopters were deployed to comb the area, which is heavily wooded and located along the Hudson River.
Route 9D was closed during the search today from the Village of Cold Spring north to the Breakneck Tunnel. Because of the incident, the nearby Haldane Elementary and High School campus was closed for the day by school officials, as a precautionary measure. It is expected that the school would reopen [Friday]. Sheriff Smith and State Police Major Michael Kopy issued assurances to school officials and students and their families that there would be a strong visible police presence on the Haldane and Garrison School campuses [Friday] if the search is still ongoing at that time. Residents can also expect increased patrols in the Cold Spring, Nelsonville and Philipstown areas until the search concludes.Working in cooperation with the telephone companies, the Sheriff’s Office used a mass-calling alert system earlier today to notify area residents about the manhunt. The Sheriff has also issued a request for the public’s help in apprehending the at-large suspect, asking that anyone who sees anything suspicious report it to authorities by calling 808-4350.