Man, 39, brought to safety after sitting on window ledge of 8th-floor HDB unit in Yishun

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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A 39-year-old man was brought to safety after he was seen sitting on a window ledge of an eighth-floor unit at Block 664 Yishun Avenue 4 on Tuesday night (Sept 5).

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a video of police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers at the scene, which was cordoned off.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at 11.40pm.

"When police officers arrived, a man was spotted sitting on the window ledge of a residential unit," a police spokesman said.

"As it was assessed that the man might pose a danger to himself, officers from the Crisis Negotiation Unit and SCDF responded to the incident.

"The 39-year-old man was brought down to safety and he was subsequently apprehended under Section 7(1) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008."

SCDF told Stomp they received a call for assistance at 11.50pm and that they deployed a safety life air pack as a precautionary measure.

No injuries were reported.



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