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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mount Vernon Police Involved in Pursuit of Armed Subject

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2023

Contact: Office of the Police Commissioner 914-665-2520


Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Violent Crime Unit were involved in a foot pursuit of a man armed 

with a gun. At around 3:30 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023 the 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 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.

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