DART officers rescue woman, 61, who locked herself inside Sengkang HDB unit

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A 61-year-old woman was apprehended after DART officers rescued her from a unit at Block 350 Anchorvale Road on Thursday afternoon (Feb 17).

Stompers alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and videos of police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers and vehicles at the scene.

The footage also shows DART rescuers rappelling down the block and a safety life air pack set up on the ground below.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at 4.25pm.

"When police officers arrived, a 61-year-old woman was found to have locked herself inside a residential property at the said location," a police spokesman said.

"As it was assessed that the woman might pose a danger to herself in the unit, officers from Crisis Negotiation Unit, Special Operations Command and SCDF also responded to the incident."

The SCDF told Stomp they received a call for assistance 4.30pm.

A safety life air pack was deployed as a precautionary measure.

"SCDF deployed nets and DART rescuers rappelled from the unit above to rescue the person," an SCDF spokesman said.

At about 6.08pm, police officers gained entry into the unit and subsequently apprehended the woman under the Mental Health Act.

No injuries were reported.