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Man Arrested For Communicating False Information Of Harmful Thing

The Police have arrested a 53-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of communicating false information of harmful thing on 4 March 2024.

On 4 March 2024 at about 11.35am, the Police were alerted to a case of an alleged bomb threat. A member of the public reported that she came across a post on Facebook by a public figure based overseas which stated that he had received bomb threats from someone claiming to be from Singapore.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Bedok Police Division swiftly established the identity of the man and arrested him within 12 hours of the reported bomb threat. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had no intention or means to carry out his threats.

The man will be charged on 26 March 2024 with the offence of communicating false information of a harmful thing under Section 268A of the Penal Code 1871 read with Section 4B of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, a fine which may extend to $50,000, or both.

The Police treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who causes public alarm with false threats. Beyond the fear and inconvenience caused to other members of the public, the making of false threats comes at a cost of public resources that have to be deployed to deal with the incident.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
25 March 2024 @ 8:45 PM
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