EASTCHESTER - Police descended on an Eastchester neighborhood today, looking for the passenger who fled a car when police approached.

Officials focused on an area just off the Cross County Parkway where it connects with the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway.

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The incident began this morning when police stopped Daniel Morales on the Cross County Parkway. Police charged Morales with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and weapons possession.

The unidentified passenger in his car fled the area.

Residents were told by officials to stay in the apartments with the doors locked. Mount Vernon High School, which is just down the street, was briefly put into lockdown as a precaution.