A 37-year-old man has been arrested for causing public alarm after he had left a bag unattended at Farrer Park and Outram Park MRT stations, said the Singapore Police Force on Wednesday (18 October).
On Monday (16 October) at 12.25pm, the police were alerted to a case of an unattended bag at one of the exits of Farrer Park MRT station. The man later collected the bag and left the station before officers arrived.
Later that day at about 2.10pm, the police were alerted to another case of an unattended bag, this time at Outram Park MRT Station. Items found in the bag include a laptop, mobile phones and computer-related paraphernalia.
The man later approached officers and claimed ownership of the bag while investigations were ongoing. Investigations revealed that the man was the same person who had earlier left the bag at Farrer Park MRT station.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the man had intentionally left his bag at the two MRT stations while he went to run errands. Police investigations are still ongoing.
All security threats are treated seriously by the police and action will be taken against anyone who intentionally causes public alarm. Anyone convicted with the offence of public nuisance may be punished with a fine of up to S$1,000.
Members of the public are also advised not to leave personal belongings unattended and to report any suspicious items or behaviour to MRT staff or the police immediately.