Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith speaks to more than 20 reporters about the manhunt in Cold Spring Thursday afternoon. He was joined by members of the FBI, the New York State Police and the New York State Parks Police. (Credit: Ashley Tarr)
More than 100 law enforcement officials continue to search the Philipstown area of western Putnam County for East Garden City gunman Sang Ho Kim, whose getaway car was spotted late Wednesday along Route 9D just north of the Village of Cold Spring, near Sandy Beach State Park.
Resources have ranged from air to ground to maritime, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith said at a press conference with Michael Kopy of the New York State Police, April Brooks of the FBI and others officials Thursday afternoon in Cold Spring, NY.
Canine teams were also deployed to comb the area, which is heavily wooded and located along the Hudson River.
"We don't want to be alarmists," Smith said, but "we have a fugitive" on the loose.
Kim killed one and seriously injured another when he opened fire at a lighting company Wednesday morning over what police believe to be a business deal gone bad. Kim was a vendor for Savenergy located at 645 South Street, in the industrial area near Stewart Avenue.
State troopers were on high alert Thursday, blocking traffic northbound on Route 9D in Cold Spring checking trunks of cars coming south onto Main Street, according to eyewitnesses.
Police assured school officials and parents that there would be a "strong visible police presence" on the Haldane and Garrison School campuses Friday if the search was still ongoing at that time.
Putnam officials urge local folks in the area to keep their doors locked and report anything suspicious at 845-225-4300. Ashley Tarr contributed to this article