53-year-old woman apprehended after locking herself in room of Havelock Road HDB flat

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A 53-year-old woman was apprehended after she had locked herself in a room at a unit in Block 22 Havelock Road on Mar 20.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos showing a safety life air pack set up at the foot of the block and safety nets installed at the top.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance 9.10pm.

"As it was assessed that the woman might pose a danger to herself, officers from the Special Operations Command, Crisis Negotiation Unit and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the incident," a police spokesperson said.

The SCDF told Stomp that they received a call for assistance at 9.15pm and deployed a safety life air pack and rescuers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) who were on standby as a precautionary measure.

Police officers gained entry into the woman's room at 11:25 pm.

"The woman was subsequently apprehended under Section 7(1) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008," the police said.

No injuries were reported.



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