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

It is uncertain how the incident began or who alerted the authorities, but The Straits Times understands the man was wielding a knife in his HDB flat. 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.

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