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INCIDENT AT SEMBAWANG DRIVE ENDS WITH ARREST OF MAN, BOY UNHARMED

On 27 September 2016 at about 6.44pm, the Police were alerted of an incident at Blk 462 Sembawang Drive, where a 39-year-old man had locked himself and a 2-year-old boy in one of the units. 

He was arrested for Wrongful Confinement, Possession of Scheduled Weapon and drug-related offences. Police investigations are ongoing. The boy was physically unharmed throughout the entire operation. The Police are working with MSF on the well-being of the boy.

Incident commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Lian Ghim Hua said, “It was a challenging operation as the safety of a 2-year-old child was involved, and the negotiations were also protracted, running to some 17 hours. Securing the safe release of the child was my top priority in the operation.

I am glad the operation turned out well with the child safely secured through a coordinated operation involving officers from various Police units and SCDF."

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