MVPD in search of suspect in Monday morning home invasion

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon police responded early Monday morning to a reported home invasion in the 800 block of Lime.

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According to Police Chief Trent Page, 9-1-1 received a call reporting a man with a handgun forced his way into the home.

Officers had reason to believe the man was still in the home so they set up a perimeter around the house and a tactical team was brought in.

Page says the tactical team searched the home but the subject had apparently fled before the perimeter had been set up.

He notes that while they do know the identity of the subject, no arrest has been made at this time as the incident is in the early stages of investigation.