ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (CBS 2) — A murder suspect, captured after a 15-hour manhunt in upstate New York, is expected to be arraigned in court Thursday morning.
Richard Giga, 24, triggered a massive manhunt and set a community on edge. Police said they captured him as he planned to strike another victim.
The manhunt that began in Ulster County before dawn ended before sunset Wednesday night.
The former fugitive could be seen in the back of a heavily guarded ambulance, leaving police headquarters in a town that was in virtual lock-down all day.
“I couldn’t even let my son outside to play tonight because he could’ve been running around in our yard for all we knew,” resident Angela Lane told CBS 2’s Lou Young.
Giga had been on the lam since breaking out of a drug and alcohol rehab center, leaving behind a dead guard and a badly wounded nurse. According to police, Giga forced her to drive him from the scene, but she crashed a mile down the road.