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WOMAN LOCKED HERSELF INSIDE HDB UNIT, RESCUED BY DART OFFICERS

A 61-year-old woman reportedly locked herself inside a HDB unit and was rescued by DART officers before being apprehended.

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The incident happened at Block 350 Anchorvale Road yesterday (17 February) afternoon, at about 4.25pm.

The Singapore Police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers and vehicles were seen at the scene.

DART rescuers were seen rappelling down the HDB block, with a safety life air pack being deployed at the foot of the block.

The Police said that they received a call for assistance at 4.25pm, and when officers arrived, the 61-year-old woman was found to have locked herself inside a residential property at the said location.

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They then assessed that the woman might pose a danger to herself and officers from the Crisis Negotiation Unit, Special Operations Command and SCDF were activated.

The SCDF also confirmed that they received a call for help at 4.30pm, and they deployed nets at the scene, with rescuers from the DART team rappelling down from the unit above to rescue the woman.

The police then gained entry into the unit at about 6.08pm and the woman was then arrested under the Mental Health Act.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

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