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93 Y.O MAN SAT ON LEDGE OF 12TH FLOOR HDB TO “LOOK AT SCENERY” @ SERANGOON, ARRESTED

A 93-year-old man was arrested after being found sitting on the 12th-storey ledge of a HDB building at Block 409 Serangoon Central on 26 April at about 5.30pm.

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According to Shin Min Daily News, the elderly man had climbed over the parapet on the 12th floor and proceeded to sat on the ledge, alarming the residents in the process and the police were then informed.

The elderly man, seen donning a pair of black pants and a grey short sleeved shirt, was seen sitting on the ledge with his feet dangling 12 storeys in the air.

A photo of the scene showed the man climbing out of the 12th floor opening above the parapet near the lift lobby that was not blocked off, with the rest of the HDB building being sealed off.

The elderly man was understood to be a resident who lives nearby.

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He later climbed back into the HDB building’s lift landing and back to safety, before explaining that he was just looking at the scenery and not planning on jumping down the block.

Air cushions were also deployed at the scene by officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) upon their arrival at the scene.

The man was subsequently arrested by the police under the Mental Health Act.

Netizens’ comments

  1. One day we all will get old …. When you see old people troublesome …. U all will also be troublesome when your time comes to old age too ….
    These old generations normally have dementia. They didn’t choose¬†to be troublesome for others….. Please show more consideration and concerns to the older generations ..
  2. Steady lah at 93 years still can climb over railing and sat 12-storeys admire scenery. 
  3. Many elderly are left to spend their days alone, kids grandchildren, (if any) are busy with their daily life .
    My mum lives alone, I’m about 8000 miles away from her but I talk to her daily, at least 2-3 times.
    Sibling has to work, at least 10 hours away from home, off days need to rest, recuperate and run errands.
    Kids, one in college with never ending homework and other in NS, priority sleep. That’s the sad truth
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