GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - An incident in which a woman bypassed security at the Grand Rapids Department of Human Services building to threaten an employee has led to security changes at the facility.
Court records show Felicia Thompson, 24, rode the elevator with a custodian to the restricted third floor and then threatened a DHS employee on July 18. Thompson later spat on a GRPD officer at the time of her arrest.
The third floor is normally secured and only accessible by a key card swiped in the elevator.
DHS is planning on adding a guard to cover the employee parking lot all day, DHS security officials told 24 Hour News 8. It has also added a guard to the third floor.
The facility will also have stricter rules regarding employee and visitor passes in the building, officials said.
A two-way radio will also allow further for communication and monitoring of outside activity.
There may also eventually be an employee-only entrance and officials are discussing the possibility of stationing an armed county deputy on the second-floor public lobby area.
There is also talk of adding some more security technology to the third floor, but the fire marshal will have to approve any brick-and-mortar changes because it is an elevated floor.
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