A 69-Year-Old Man Arrested for Causing Public Alarm After Leaving White Substance at Mrt Station

The Police have arrested a 69-year-old man for an offence of Public Nuisance under the Penal Code after he left suspicious white substance at Woodleigh MRT station, triggering a temporary closure of the MRT station for about 3 hours.

On 18 April 2017 at about 1.00pm, the Police were alerted to a case of suspicious white substance found at Woodleigh MRT station. Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) HazMat officers subsequently established the substance to be baking flour. Police investigations are ongoing.

The Police treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who cause public alarm.

The Police would also like to remind the public to report any suspicious items or behaviour to the transport authorities or the Police immediately.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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