Man arrested after 14-hour Ang Mo Kio stand-off
A man at Block 508, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, who apparently threatened to burn down his unit was arrested after a 14-hour standoff with police on Friday morning (Apr 1).
He had been holed up in his flat, with a woman, since Thursday night.
Residents told The New Paper they were evacuated at around 8pm last night when the police told them a gas leak had occurred.
Officers from the police's Special Tactics and Rescue, Special Operations Command, and police negotiators were activated along with personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Madam Juneda Satham, 50, who lives in the block, said residents had to sleep in the community centre nearby.
MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, Mr Ang Hin Kee, who had been there since 9pm last night, said the suspect had visited him at his meet-the-people session about two months ago and had asked for financial help.
Mr Ang added the middle-aged man always came alone, and had been unemployed then.
A police statement said that Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) had been conducting investigations at the block, when the suspect refused to open the door to them.
After he threatened to harm himself, the Crisis Negotiation Unit was activated.
Eventually, Police officers entered the unit by force and detained the suspect.
No one was hurt.
Get the full story in The New Paper (April 2)