21 Mar '11, 11am

Man allegedly #threatens 7 with #parang: #SCDF #rescues them from flat

Man allegedly #threatens 7 with #parang: #SCDF #rescues them from flat

Seven people, including a 3-year-old boy, were rescued by the SCDF from a flat in Clementi this morning (Mar 21). They were believed to be threatened by a man who was wielding a parang. It is said that the man has been jobless for a long time and is apparently facing financial difficulties. The SCDF described their rescue efforts in a statement issued today: "On 21 March 2011 at 8.02am, the SCDF were alerted to an incident at Blk 706 Clementi West Street 2. "Upon arrival, the crew set up a lifepak and rescue nets as a precautionary measure. "SCDF rescued a total of seven persons from three different bedrooms of the unit. "Amongst those rescued was a boy about 3 years old, who was secured with a safety harness and was brought to safety by a DART rescuer who rappelled down with him. "SCDF crew pitched ladders at the front and rear bedrooms and assisted the people to descend ...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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