Agitated woman locks herself in flat, keeps police out for 3 hours

MESS: Debris at the front of Mr Koh's house, including the snapped wooden stick the woman had used to break the joss-stick holder.
MESS: Debris at the front of Mr Koh's house, including the snapped wooden stick the woman had used to break the joss-stick holder (above).

Yesterday , at around 7pm, Mr Koh heard a loud crash and he ran to the door to see what had happened - his neighbour had wrecked his prayer joss stick holder again.

But this time, she was using a long wooden stick, which had snapped into two pieces with the force she had used to destroy the holder.

Fearing for his family, he quickly locked all his windows and the door, before calling the police for help.

When the police arrived about ten minutes later, the woman ran into her flat and locked herself in - refusing to come out.

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It was a gruesome sight

DAMAGED: The scene of the wreckage.
DAMAGED: The van driver, Mr Sham (in white), and his passenger Mr Afiq (in blue).
DAMAGED: The broken traffic light.
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African wild dog escapes from enclosure at S'pore Zoo

CAUGHT: An African wild dog, like the one above, was caught in half an hour after it left its sanctuary. No visitor, staff or animals were hurt.
CAUGHT: An African wild dog was caught in half an hour after it left its sanctuary (above). No visitor, staff or animals were hurt.

An African wild dog escaped from its enclosure on Saturday morning at about 8.50am, causing the temporary closure of the Singapore Zoo's main entrance.

Zookeepers activated safety protocols immediately and the animal was caught about half an hour later.

No visitor, staff or animals were hurt in the incident.

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