A man was arrested this morning at Block 508 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8.
According to a resident in her late 50s who asked not to be named, the man who is supposedly a drug addict, threatened to blow up the flat with an open flame and a gas cylinder at around 7.30pm last night (31 March 2016).
Ang Hin Kee, a Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC was alerted to the event and co-ordinated for police intervention.
Special Forces were called in to negotiate with the man until this morning to no avail.
The Special Forces were called in together with the Singapore Civil Defence Force and used special water jets to hose him down as a precaution in case he set himself ablaze.
“The Special Forces were armed and ready to kill the antagonist. I thought it was quite smart that they worked with the Civil Defence to hose him down instead. The man had an incinerating device next to the gas cylinder, so I can see why they used water”, said a resident of Blk 508.
The man was arrested around 10.30am.
More details to come.
10.30am – The culprit has been apprehended following a face-off with police and the civil defence.
He has been handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau for investigation.