22-year-old man arrested for City Hall bomb hoax

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for posting a bomb threat message on a social networking website, police said in a press statement on Thursday morning (Jan 21).

Police added that a report was filed at about 12.36pm on Jan 14 about an online post threatening to bomb City Hall.

AsiaOne understands that no specific location in the City Hall area was mentioned in the bomb threat.

The suspect is believed to have posted the comments as a hoax. Investigations are ongoing.

Such irresponsible behaviour creates unnecessary public alarm and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law, the police said.

Anyone convicted for an offence of a Breach of the Prohibition Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts may be fined up to $100,000 or jailed up to five years, or both.