Robbery prompts lockout at Dobbs Ferry and Irvington schoolsPosted: Updated:
A robbery at the Ardsley-on-Hudson Metro-North train station in Irvington prompted two school districts to put their schools on lockout Wednesday morning.
Part of the investigation took MTA police into nearby neighborhoods and the Mercy College campus which is located next door.
All schools in Dobbs Ferry and Irvington put emergency procedures into effect after consulting with police.
The lockouts, which prohibited people from entering the schools, was lifted at 10:20 a.m.
School officials say there was no direct threat to students, but it was done as a precaution.
The MTA says the incident started on board a Metro-North train and involved two unrelated and unknown individuals.
It says both subjects exited at the Ardsley station, and one person displayed a weapon and requested money from the victim. The victim refused and notified authorities. MTA police units apprehended the suspect.
The suspect has been identified at 19-year-old Xzavier Anderson. Anderson was charged with attempted robbery and remanded to Westchester County Jail on a $25,000 bond.