Increased security wanted at Morris Park apartment building

Local politicians and tenants are calling for increased security at a Morris Park apartment building after a violent outburst from a tenant yesterday, an incident that has become a recurring problem at the building.

Police and emergency crews were called to the apartment on Rhinelander Avenue after resident Marshall Williams, 56, started waving a samurai sword out his window and threatening people. Williams was removed from his apartment by police and taken to Jacobi Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

Residents say it isn't the first time they've had this problem, as some tenants in the building belong to mental rehabilitation programs. State Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-The Bronx) says he wants to introduce legislation that would require these facilities to alert police if their patients have a violent history.

A meeting with police and local politicians is scheduled for next Thursday.

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