An unattended luggage was spotted at the Hougang MRT station yesterday. This caused many inconveniences and many passengers were affect.
This is the time line of the bomb threat from CNA:
2.40pm: Unattended luggage was spotted at the MRT station.
2.45pm: Police notified of the unattended bag.
2.55pm: SBS Transit, which runs the North-East Line, announces that all trains will not stop at Hougang MRT station. Staff start to turn away commuters.
3.45pm: Station is shuttered.
4pm: Bag is opened and contents found to be “non-dangerous”, SBS Transit says. Police later say these were household items.
4.03pm: Train services resume after police give the all-clear.
4.35pm: Police arrest 39-year-old man.
I know bomb threat is very serious, but it is very inconvenience to the traffic and people who travel back and forth when the authorities response is slow.
How come it take 1 hour 20mins for police to open the luggage bag left at the Hougang MRT. Our Police so “efficient” sia! then when catch the criminal so fast, within 1 hour catch already but open a small bag only scared balls drop.