Posted March 04, 2019 09:58:00 A video of a man holding a gun and screaming “I’m going to kill you” has caught the attention of neighbors in West Village apartments.
In the video, the man can be heard saying, “I’ll kill you and your family if you don’t leave, because that’s what they did to me.
I’ll kill everybody on the block, because they’re the ones that have to go back to the streets.”
Neighbors told us the man was wearing a mask and had a gun, but they weren’t sure if he was armed.
The neighborhood has a history of violent crime.
In a statement, the East Village Apartments, the landlord of the apartments, said the man “was acting aggressively towards a neighbor who was making a phone call.”
The tenant told us he had no idea the man could be armed.
“I didn’t realize the person was holding a weapon,” the tenant told WCBS 880.
“I’ve never seen him do anything like that before.
He was yelling, ‘I’m gonna kill you, you’re the devil, and I’m going home, I’m leaving, I’ll get out of here.'”
The tenant told the station the man is believed to be “the leader of a cult.”
The landlord said the tenant’s mother had to leave the apartment after the video was posted online.
In response to the video being shared, East Village residents posted a petition on Change.org asking the landlord to address the issue.
In another video posted by the same neighborhood resident, the same man can also be heard shouting “kill me, I don’t give a shit, I will kill you all.”
In a separate Facebook post, neighbors have also expressed concerns about the man, who can be seen wearing a hoodie, a bandana and sunglasses.
The landlord of East Village apartments said he did not know the man and is looking into the matter.