297 Yishun St 20: Police Arrests Suicidal Man After Three-Hour Standoff


A 23-year-old man was seen seated on a 13th storey ledge and dangling his legs precariously during an attempted suicide attempt. Police were alerted at around 10pm, and rescue appliances were deployed by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in response. Their Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were activated as well.

An inflatable mattress was set up at the foot of the block, while DART personnel attempted to rappel down to the man. Eye-witnesses observed that he was shouting at the police and rescuers to back off. The standoff lasted around three hours - he proceeded to back off from the ledge and was quickly subdued by the police.

He was arrested for further questioning.

Photo: Khairul Nizam