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Man Arrested For Communicating False Information Of Harmful Thing Within Two Hours

The Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for his suspected involvement in communicating false information of a harmful thing.

On 9 August 2022 at about 7.10 pm, the Police were informed that an unknown person had posted on a Twitter account, suggesting that there was an item that would “blow up”, under the seat at Row 27 of The Float at Marina Bay, where the National Day Parade was held.

Through immediate follow-up investigations, officers from Criminal Investigation Department and Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within two hours of the reported crime. Preliminary investigations revealed that there were no suspicious items found at The Float at Marina Bay. Two mobile phones have been seized as case exhibits.

Police investigations are ongoing. The offence of communicating false information of a harmful thing under Section 268A of the Penal Code 1871, carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, a fine which may extend to $50,000, or both.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
10 August 2022 @ 6:30 PM
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