2023 hasn’t been kind to SPF officers.
Firstly, our dear Clement has to face Jonathan in Cheers. And now, officers from the Emergency Response Team have to face a hostage situation.
Here’s what happened in Yishun on the second Monday of 2023.
Man Took Woman Hostage in Yishun With a Knife
Video footage of a hostage situation in Yishun has been making its rounds this morning (9 January 2023) at around 7:35 am.
In the videos, a man in a light blue shirt can be seen holding a knife to a woman’s neck.
It’s hard to see if the woman looks afraid due to her mask, but based on the video, everyone seems relatively calm.
SPF officers could be seen trying to calm the man down, but his voice was drowned by someone playing loud music in the background.
The man had then moved from the void deck of Block 108 Yishun Ring Road to a coffeeshop at block 110, a good 200m away, which is a 2-minute walk.
Officers from the Emergency Response Team (ERT), which is different from the usual Ground Response Force officers (i.e. Clement), responded to the incident.
These officers were seen with bulletproof vests and submachines.
The ERT was formed in 2016, and officers are “handpicked from the six Police Land Divisions and equipped with tactical and counter-assault skills.”
If you’re unfamiliar with them, then maybe this video would help:
Yes, the SPF officer we all simp for is an ERT officer.
Eventually, the officers managed to pin the 42-year-old man down, and a bystander helped out, too.
Many people were also seen filming the incident, and there’s even a 13-minute livestream video of how it ended.
Aftermath of Incident
The 60-year-old woman suffered minor injuries but refused to be sent to the hospital.
The police added that the man and woman don’t know each other, and police investigations are ongoing.
- Man Claims McDonald’s in Loyang Point is So Slow, He Waited Over 1 Hour for His Meal
- Ho Ching Caught COVID-19 from Visitors During the F1 Night
- Over 150 People Evacuated from AMK HDB Block Due to a Gas Leak
- You can Now Buy (Or Sell) Telegram Usernames and Numbers
- 2 Stalls in AMK Market Are Rented Out at $1 a Month for 3 Years
Featured Image: Facebook
How much cash are you getting in December 2023 from the Government? Here are the facts simplified for you:
- Study Shows S’pore Residents Are Eating More Calories, From 2,360Kcal to 2,410Kcal
- Everything About the Additional S$1.1 Billion Support Package & What You’d Receive
- Bukit Panjang Has Just Joined the Million-Dollar HDB Resale Club
- 4 Foreigners Charged for Working as Food Delivery Riders Illegally
- Everything About the Harvest Moon in Singapore on 29 Sept, The Last Supermoon in 2023