Foreign worker apprehended after standing on 7th-floor window ledge of dormitory

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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A man was apprehended by police for standing on window ledge at a migrant workers dormitory in Kaki Bukit. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Facebook)
A man was apprehended by police for standing on window ledge at a migrant workers dormitory in Kaki Bukit. (PHOTO: Screenshot/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — A 27-year-old foreign worker was apprehended by the police under the Mental Health Act on Friday (31 July), after he was found standing a window ledge at a multi-storey migrant workers dormitory in Kaki Bukit.

Videos being circulated on social media showed the male worker standing on the ledge on the seventh floor of The Leo dormitory at 25 Kaki Bukit Road 3.

He was holding on to the window grill and clutching what looked like a black face mask in his other hand.

The man was subsequently persuaded to return back inside the unit by other dormitory occupants, to the cheers of those witnessing the scene.

“On 31 July 2020 at 12.07am, the Police received a call for assistance at 25 Kaki Bukit Road 3,” police told Yahoo News Singapore in a statement.

“A 27-year-old man was apprehended under Section 7 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act.”

Migrant workers dormitories in Singapore are gradually being cleared of COVID-19, after coronavirus outbreaks amid the dormitories forced the workers to be under a lockdown of movement since April.

According to the Ministry of Manpower website, the dormitory has not been listed as a dormitory cleared of COVID-19. A Ministry of Health press release on 30 July said there were 993 COVID-19 cases from the dormitory.

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