Man in Yishun Threatens to Jump Off HDB Block, Rescued by SCDF After 45 Minutes of Negotiation

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A man threatened to jump off a HDB block, and was in a stale mate with the SCDF for over 45 minutes, attracting a crowd of over 50 people. Some residents expressed concern about the spread of COVID19 among the crowd.

This incident happened yesterday (24th May) at around 5pm, at block 356 Yishun Ring Road.

According to eye witnesses, a man had climbed over the corridor ledge at the 9th floor, and threatened to jump down. The SCDF who were on scene within minutes, quickly deployed the safety mattress, and sealed off the staircase, in preparation for the rescue.

After 45minutes of negotiations, the SCDF’s Crisis Negotiation Unit managed to convince the man from jumping. The crowd could be heard cheering after the man was successfully rescued.

According to the police, a 35-year-old man was arrested under the mental health act that evening.

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