Police Confront Swordswoman at Heights of Collingswood
The incident was resolved quickly and without cause for concern, but the apartment complex continues to battle its share of issues.
Adding to a slew of incidents that have troubled the Heights of Collingswood apartments in early 2012—including a carjacking and the firing of an entire cleaning crew of undocumented workers—police recently encountered a sword-wielding woman who allegedly scratched up the door of a fellow resident.
At 10 a.m. March 25, officers were dispatched to the eighth floor of the A tower at the property in response to a call from a resident that someone was banging on the caller's door. In the hallway, they observed a female carrying a samurai-style sword.
Officers ordered the woman to give up the weapon, which she did without incident. She advised officers that she had been carrying the sword out of concern for her safety.
The resident was later transported to a local hospital crisis unit for psychological evaluation. No charges were filed as a result of the incident.