Man troubled by father's death dashes onto Tampines road, gets arrested for attempted suicide

PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao

A man suspected to be troubled by the death of his father went on a rampage and dashed onto the roads.

The incident happened at Block 842, Tampines Street 82 on Monday (Oct 30) at around 8pm.

The man was later arrested for attempted suicide after getting pinned down by six officers.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, the man stayed with his father and stepmother in a flat within the same block.

Ever since his father died from a heart disease a few months ago, his stepmother had not returned to the unit.

A witness told reporters that he saw many officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) at the scene.

SCDF personnel managed to restrain the man, who was about to dash across the road and brought him back to the block.

When reporters reached the scene, they saw six Police officers and two paramedics standing beside the man the fitness corner of the block.

The man was heard shouting:

"I don't want your help!"

When the officers tried to calm him down, the man snapped:

"Let go of me!"

The officers persuaded him to remain calm, but the man retorted:

"I don't want to be calm.

"Let me go."

Seeing that he was no longer in control of his emotions, the officers quickly pinned him down on the ground.

Even as he lay on the ground, the man continued shouting:

"I want to get up.

"I'm not going to the police station.

"Don't touch me!"

He was led to a patrol vehicle and escorted back to a police station.

In response to the incident, a Police spokesman confirmed that a 30-year-old man was arrested for attempted suicide, and investigations are ongoing.

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