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Woodleigh MRT station closed due to security incident after 'suspicious substance' found

Woodleigh MRT station closed due to security incident after 'suspicious substance' found

The republic's police said in an update on Facebook a short while later that they were investigating a suspicious package found at the station. Singapore Civil Defence Force's (SCDF) HazMat officers subsequently established the substance to be baking flour.

The police issued an alert to the public around 1:52pm, advising folks to avoid the area around the MRT station. "Updates will follow", the police said on social media.

The owner of the bag, a 39-year-old man, was arrested on the same day.

WOODLEIGH MRT station along Singapore's North-East Line is closed due to a "security incident", its operator SBS Transit said this afternoon. Free bus services were provided between the Serangoon and Potong Pasir stations.

This was the second incident to have caused a MRT station to be temporarily closed in recent weeks. Hougang MRT station was closed for 20 minutes on April 2 after staff found an unattended bag. The police found only household items in the bag.

She did not recall seeing the substance when sweeping the floor at about 7am, and chose to inform the manager of the Woodleigh station just after noon today. Speaking to reporters after that, Member of Parliament (Potong Pasir) Sitoh Yih Pin said: "Much as we always hope that nothing untoward will happen, we must always be prepared in case something does happen".

A moment later, the police noted that it has found suspicious substance at the stations and that they are, along with SCDF officers, managing the incident.


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