The management at Braintree Village, responding to separate stabbings at the apartment complex last week, said that it will work with the mayor and police chief to ensure residents' safety and will seek the expulsion of violent individuals.
"The safety and well-being of our residents is our paramount concern at Braintree Village," Peabody Properties spokesperson Dianna Curry said in a statement. "Braintree Village has zero tolerance for violence and will use all available legal means to permanently remove any individual from the premise who represents a threat to the safety of any of our residents."
Last week, a 22-year-old Braintree man was charged with assault with intent to commit murder allegedly stabbed another young man at the complex. Separately, a 34-year-old Braintree woman was also arrested on similar charges for allegedly stabbing another woman who the first claimed assaulted a child.
The violence prompted Mayor Joseph Sullivan to respond, saying that the incidents "are unacceptable and will not be tolerated."
Jenkins echoed Sullivan, saying in the statement that "police will continue to work closely with management at Braintree Village and take whatever action necessary to remove dangerous individuals from the complex."
Curry said that Braintree Village management has violence prevention programs in place and will take additional measures.
"In conjunction with the Braintree Police Department, we have developed a set of actions to address the recent incidents including an increase in police details at the site, as well as the continuation of existing preventative programs," Curry said.