21 March 2018
Turns out it was for drug related issues. And not even a hostage situation. But this was reported in SG’s biggest media outlet as a hostage situation leh. Can we say they spread fake news, then? https://www.facebook.com/allsgstuff/posts/2627178380756208 …
20 March 2018
No hostage situation on Ho Ching Road, Singapore police say
SINGAPORE, March 20 — There is no hostage situation in Singapore as reported by a local media here late this afternoon.
“This is not a hostage situation. No one was injured,” said Singapore Police Force (SPF) in its update on Facebook, referring to an incident at Ho Ching Road.
Updating further, SPF said about 1pm, the police and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) were conducting a joint operation at a unit in Block 114 of Ho Ching Road.
A 50-year-old man refused to open the door and had locked himself in the house with his family members upon seeing the police and CNB officers.
The man had armed himself with a knife and threatened to harm the officers if they entered the unit.
About 5.50pm, officers from the Special Operations Command gained entry into the unit and arrested the man.
“The man’s elderly father and girlfriend were not harmed throughout the incident,” said the police, adding that substances believed to be controlled drugs and other drug paraphernalia were found in the unit.
The man was arrested for criminal intimidation and suspected drug-related offences.
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Singapore cops respond to hostage situation, man believed to be armed
SINGAPORE: Police are responding to a suspected hostage situation in Jurong West.
The Straits Times reports that a man, believed to be armed, has taken an unidentified number of people hostage.