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Illinois apartment tenants said they were trapped inside units after property was boarded up

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Harvey, Illinois residents living in an apartment building became trapped inside their units after their doors and windows were boarded shut, according to reports.

FOX 32 in Chicago reported that some residents in the apartment complex, located on S. Halsted Street, became trapped inside, and when videos made the rounds on social media, several people raised concerns.

One resident, Rudolph Williams, said he was trapped inside one of the units and told the station he “didn’t hear anybody knock on the door” Friday morning before the door was boarded up.

Photos of the more than 30 now boarded up units show non-occupancy orders.

Residents at the development told the station there were at least five families still inside their apartments with their belongings.

“Contrary to recent claims, the city did not evict anyone from these properties but has communicated with the property owners regarding the unsafe conditions of the buildings and need to immediately rectify the dangerous living conditions,” city officials said in a post on Facebook.

One resident living in the apartment complex on S. Halsted Street said they “didn’t hear anybody knock on the door” before the door was boarded up. fox32chicago

The City of Harvey posted several photos of the apartment…



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