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City leaders working to help reduce crime in Tallahassee

Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 18:20:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One week ago, Tallahassee was making national headlines after a man stabbed five people as he was leaving work. It happened in the parking lot of Dyke Industries.

The suspect, 41-year-old Antwann Brown, is being held in jail without bond. Brown faces five counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault.

All five victims are okay, but the episode raised concerns about safety in the Capital City. And on Wednesday, city leaders gathered to discuss what can be done to reduce crime in Tallahassee.

This meeting called was action for city leaders. Talks about gun violence prevention was the main premise of the meeting.

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey even talked about possible PSA campaigns to further educate the community on gun safety.

"You wouldn’t leave your cell phone in the car over night. You wouldn’t leave your purse necessarily Cynthia— no. Why people will not take their firearms as a responsible gun owner to lock it up at night is beyond me," said Dailey.

Leaders are hoping to come up with a solution to what seems to be a growing issue in the community.

The goal is to reduce crime as a community. Mayor Dailey saying it takes all of us to accomplish this.

It was discussed that a recent uptick in auto burglaries committed by juveniles was on TPD’s radar as well.