Walnut Towers residents and witnesses to Wednesday morning's stabbing and robberies at the public housing complex said there should be more security.
"You got to be afraid to walk out in the hall," said resident Ralph Dick, 61.
Dick said efforts were being made to start a Neighborhood Watch in the building, but he said most residents aren't healthy enough to run to save their lives.
"We've been telling them that something has to be done," said resident Kathy Blickenstaff, 57.
Resident Bill Burton, 55, said he doesn't fault Hagerstown Housing Authority security for Wednesday's stabbing and robberies.
"They're just stretched too thin," Burton said.
"They used to have a security guard," said Clara Goyt, 74, one of the robbery victims.
Goyt and others said the complex on Walnut Street should at least have a guard from dusk to dawn.
Housing Security Director Rhonda Will said security patrols Walnut Towers twice a day during an eight-hour shift.