Many are in shock, and two are injured after a man armed with an ax began swinging at residents at the Garden Apartments in Bowling Green.
We spoke to neighbors about the incident they say was the most terrifying moments of their lives.
At Garden Apartments a scene straight from a Halloween movie became reality for some residents last night as a man with an ax began beating on their doors, not once, not twice, but nine times.
"I thought we were dying,"says Crystal Hubbard, a resident.
"It doesn't take a lot to scare me but i was really scared, "says Ruthanne Bowling, a resident.
"Halloween I mean, to me i just watched something like that on TV,"says a resident.
Residents are still in shock as they re-live what seemed like a nightmare.
"My daughter said momma are we going to die tonight? I said no were going,"says Hubbard.
Police received numerous calls that a man armed with an ax was swinging at residents doors.
"When we turned around the ax was already coming through our door and me and my kids we ran and jumped out of the bedroom window. We were scared to death,"says Hubbard.
"He started beating our door with an ax, my husband stood there by the door and he said hurry up and call 911. If he gets through this door i want you and Jailyn to jump out of the bedroom window. See my husbands in a wheelchair,"says Bowling.
Sakid Husejnovic’s who was standing outside, was struck by the ax, and was left with an injury that required 12 stitches.
"He took a big ax to him and cut him and scratched him right there,"says a friend of Sakib's.
Some residents took matters into their own hands.
"I can't see a kid get hurt out here in GA it's not going to happen,"says a resident who took the ax away from the man.
"Some people in the parking lot and the area there were able to get the ax away from the man. During the altercation he was injured and was taken to the Medical Center then flown to Vanderbilt Hospital,"says Officer Ronnie Ward," of the Bowling Green Police Department.
And for many it was a night they'll never forget.
"Were going to go ahead and try to find us a house and get out of here,"says Bowling.
"My little girl doesn't even want to go trick-or-treating anymore,"says Hubbard.
Police are working with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to determine if any charges need to be filed.