A man threatened to jump off the window ledge of a 5th floor unit at Block 217 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 this morning. When police officers arrived at the scene, the man engaged in a 2-hour standoff before jumping off the ledge.
According to the Chinese daily, the man was first spotted around 10am today, clad only in a pair of black shorts, hanging on to the window panes of a 5th floor unit of the block.
Bystanders quickly notified the police who arrived at the scene shortly, with officers from the Special Operations Command and Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) officers.
Upon seeing the officers, the man reportedly appeared frustrated and kept saying that he wanted to kill himself. During an ensuing two-hour standoff, the man started violently shaking the window panes he was holding on to whenever he was agitated.
Two hours later, the man leapt off the ledge.
Fortunately, emergency officers had already inflated an air bag on the ground below the man and the man landed on the air bag. While the man seems to have sustained injuries to his forehead and legs, he survived and has been conveyed to a hospital for treatment.