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A 19-year-old woman was taken to hospital and subsequently apprehended after she was seen sitting on the ledge of a stairwell in Sengkang on Wednesday (April 7).
In response to queries by Stomp, the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call for assistance at Block 443C Fernvale Road at around 6.45pm.
"Upon arrival, a person was seen sitting on a ledge of a stairwell," said the SCDF.
The SCDF deployed one safety life air pack and Rescuers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were on standby as a precautionary measure.
Photo: Shin Min Daily News
A 19-year-old woman was conscious when conveyed to Sengkang General Hospital. She was subsequently apprehended under Section 7 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the woman had sat on a ledge on the 27th floor for three hours.
She is believed to have climbed onto the railing of the ledge by stepping on a bicycle that a neighbour had left at the stairwell.
There were also two lines of writing in pencil on a wall at the stairwell, one of which said: "I hate you."