Man allegedly left envelopes with bomb threats at government offices, hotels and convenience stores

A 46-year-old man was arrested yesterday (April 13) for his suspected involvement in a series of cases of criminal intimidation by anonymous communication.

Since April 12, the police received several reports that various government establishments, a few hotels and convenience stores in Singapore had received envelopes containing bomb threats.

Through extensive ground enquiries and forensic examinations, officers from Bedok Police Division identified the man.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is suspected to have sent out at least five such envelopes with similar bomb threats, but had no intention or means to carry out his threats.

He will be charged in court today (April 14).

If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to nine years and shall also be liable to a fine, or with both.

In a statement, the police say they "treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who causes public alarm".

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