Mount Vernon Police Involved in Pursuit of Armed Subject
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2023
Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520
Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Violent Crimes Unit were involved in a foot pursuit of a man armed with a gun.
At around 3:30 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023, Detectives assigned to the Violent Crime Unit, were patrolling in the area of Mount Vernon East Train Station, on Elm Avenue, when they observed a male party in possession of what appeared to be a firearm. The Detectives attempted to stop this male and he fled on foot onto the train platform and then onto the train tracks.
Detectives immediately gave chase but were unable to apprehend the fleeing suspect.
Detectives and Police Officers from the Mount Vernon Police Department, along with members of the MTA Police Department and an MTA Police K-9 team, conducted a thorough search of the area for the suspect and the firearm but were unable to locate either.
Mount Vernon Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the MVPD Detective Division at 914-665-2510, all calls will be kept confidential. You can also submit an anonymous tip via our “Text-A-Tip” by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411. You can also anonymously send information by utilizing the ‘Mount Vernon PD’ app, available in the Google Play and Apple Store.