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16 June 2017

Man Arrested For Causing Public Alarm After Leaving Bags Unattended At Mrt Station

The Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for an offence of Public Nuisance, after he left two bags unattended at Aljunied MRT station

On 16 June 2017 at 10.04am, the Police were alerted to a case of unattended bags at Aljunied MRT station. With the information provided by the SMRT staff, officers from the Bedok Police Division and Public Transport Security Command traced and detained the owner of the bags at the vicinity of Aljunied MRT station. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had intentionally left his bags at the MRT station and proceeded to a nearby coffee shop. The two bags were later established to contain personal clothing and food items. Police investigations are ongoing

The Police treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who intentionally cause public alarm. Anyone convicted with the offence of Public Nuisance under Section 290 of the Penal Code may be punished with a fine which may extend to $1,000.

The Police would also like to remind members of the public not to leave personal belongings unattended and to report any suspicious items or behaviour to the MRT staff or the Police immediately.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
16 June 2017 @ 10:00PM

Last Updated on 21 July 2017