Harlem City Councilman Bill Perkins, a mainstay in the neighborhood’s political set for two decades, was taken brought in for evaluations Thursday and transported to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, police sources said.
Officers arrived at Perkins‘ Fifth Avenue apartment around 9:30 p.m. Thursday for reports of an emotionally disturbed person, police said. When police got to the scene, the councilman was “acting erratically,” police said.
The NYPD took Perkins through EMS transported him to Metropolitan Hospital for evaluation, police said. There are no criminal charges against Perkins.