Authorities do not believe that the cadet has magazines or ammunition or poses a threat to the public. He could pose a danger to himself, it said in a statement of the Military Academy.
The Academy will normally operate with an "enhanced protection status", including a stronger police presence at sporting events and, in addition, the Academy.
The cadet, a member of the class of 2021, was last seen on Friday around 5:30 pm for West Point reasons. When he did not attend a military skill contest, his teammates immediately started looking for him, the academy said.
After a first search was unsuccessful, the military police began searching around 1
Officials notified the New York State Police, the Sheriff's Department of Orange County, and contacted the Keller Army Community Hospital and other local hospitals to make sure that the missing cadet had not received any medical treatment, the team said Academy with.
The state police offered helicopter, K-9 and drone support for the search. The Coast Guard was also notified and searched the coast, the statement said.
"I want to thank local and state law enforcement agencies and rescue services for their tireless support," said Lieutenant-General Darryl A. Williams, the 60th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, in a statement. "We continue to seek by all means, both in and out of West Point, and the cadet's secure localization remains our focus and priority."
The authorities have asked everyone with information to call 845-938-3333.