Hamilton City Hall is reviewing its security processes following a violent incident on Friday.
Multiple sources have shared information with TPR regarding what occurred.
The accounts vary in some details, as expected after a violent and disturbing event.
The accounts are consistent that the man threatened to kill city hall employees, they had jumped over the desk in the business facilitation centre in the lobby, and that staff had to flee and lock themselves into rooms.
Accounts include descriptions of the man dressed in business casual and wielding and swinging an object.
A pillar in the City Hall lobby has what appears to be new damage.
It is stated he commented about being angry at the display of “nudity” on a Sicilian carretto displayed in the lobby of City Hall.
The City has an existing competitive bid open for upgrades to public service counters to create more secure separation between staff and the public. The bid was posted before Friday’s incident.
City Council will discuss the incident in closed session.
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