The Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said on Friday that officers who responded to an incident in which a 31-year-old woman jumped from a HDB building at Eunos Crescent had acted appropriately and according to the procedures (Sep 23).
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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SCENE
In viral video a woman was seen jumping off a fifth floor HDB flat ledge.
Many keyboard warriors seen blaming the officers present at the scene of not helping a woman.
Here’s how SPF & SCDF responded.
The police received a call for assistance at 36 Eunos Crescent at 6.30pm on that day.
“The first pair of police officers arrived at the scene at 6.43pm and proceeded to the unit immediately but the unit was locked,” SPF and SCDF said in the news release.
A second pair of police officers arrived at 6.44pm and went to the ground floor.
“They saw a woman standing on the ledge of the unit,” said the authorities, adding that other police officers arrived shortly after.
“The officers at the ground floor engaged the woman to try to dissuade her from jumping off the ledge, using both English and her mother tongue.
“However, the woman was not receptive to the attempts by the police officers to calm her down, nor to retreat from the ledge into the unit.”
SCDF was alerted to the incident at 6.43pm, and a Red Rhino vehicle arrived at the scene within eight minutes, followed shortly by a fire engine and an ambulance.
“However, the woman jumped off the ledge at 6.54pm, within minutes of SCDF’s arrival, just when the crew was in the midst of bringing rescue equipment up to the unit and as the safety life air pack was en route to the location,” SPF and SCDF said.
The woman was conveyed conscious to hospital. She was subsequently apprehended under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008, the police said in a response media queries on the day of the incident.
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