10 Apr '11, 12am

S'pore family frightened as gunman 'ambushes' KTM train to Singapore, but it turns out to be army training exercise

S'pore family frightened as gunman 'ambushes' KTM train to Singapore, but it turns out to be army training exercise

Mr Tan and his family were travelling in a train from Malaysia back to Singapore when a gunman appeared on board and threatened passengers. They later realised it was a Malaysian army exercise. -- PHOTO: TNP A SINGAPOREAN family travelling home from Malaysia on a Malayan Railway (KTM) train last Thursday thought their lives were in peril when a gunman boarded the train and threatened passengers. They found out later that the ambush was part of an army training exercise. The New Paper reported that Mr Peter Tan, 50, his wife Yvonne Ong, 40, and their four-year-old son Chun Xiang had boarded a KTM train in Pahang state at 2.45pm after visiting relatives. The train was approaching Gemas Railway Station in Negeri Sembilan state at around 6pm when a man wearing a blond wig and sunglasses entered the carriage the family was in. He then pointed a gun at the roof and shouted in Ma...

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