51-year-old man arrested after he's found lying down and shouting at foot of Jurong West block

Submitted by Stomper Bryan

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A 51-year-old man was taken to hospital and subsequently arrested after he was found lying down at the foot of Block 850 Jurong West Street 81 on Thursday evening (Feb 28).

Stomper Bryan alerted Stomp to the incident and shared videos he took at the scene.

In the video, the man is heard shouting and waving his arms in the air as he lies on a grass patch at the foot of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) block.

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"The man was lying down on the grass and yelling non-stop for almost 30 minutes," said Bryan.

"When the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) came, he was not making any more noise."

The SCDF told Stomp it responded to a call for medical assistance at the said location at about 9.15pm.

In response to a Stomp media query, the police said it was alerted to a case of attempted suicide at about 9.15pm.

A 51-year-old man was conscious when taken to National University Hospital (NUH), a police spokesman said.

He was subsequently arrested in relation to the case.

Police investigations are ongoing.