False alarm triggers lock down at Woodlands Checkpoint

False alarm triggers lock down at Woodlands Checkpoint
Woodlands Checkpoint.

SINGAPORE - The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that a technical fault in the alarm system at Woodlands Checkpoint caused the alarm to go off at 8.30pm yesterday.

The checkpoint was locked down for about 40 minutes while officers investigated the cause, it said in a statement today.

During that time, crowds built up both outside and inside the checkpoint building, with many lost at what was going on, reported Stomp. 

ICA resumed checkpoint operation after verifying that there was no incident, and said that the trigger was due to a "technical fault".

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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