Armed man in stand-off with police at Chai Chee detained after 5 hours

Armed man in stand-off with police at Chai Chee detained after 5 hours

SINGAPORE - A man involved in a long stand-off with the police in Chai Chee was detained after almost five hours today (August 23).

According to a report in The Straits Times Online, police operations were reportedly underway since 10.30am to disarm the man who was wielding a knife in his HDB flat.

The tense situation came to an end at about 3.30pm, when the man - who was barefoot, shirtless and wearing jeans - was subdued and taken away by police officers in full riot gear.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said they arrived at the scene at about 10.30am and proceeded to set up a rescue net and a Life Pack - a large air cushion designed to break the fall of a person when he lands - at the foot of Block 39, Chai Chee Avenue.

The man is said to be in his 40s, is currently unemployed and lives alone.

HELPLINES
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS):1800-2214444
Singapore Association for Mental Health:1800-2837019
Sage Counselling Centre:1800-5555555
Care Corner Mandarin Counselling:1800-3535800


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