Man sits in the middle of busy road, believed to be suffering from work-related stress

SINGAPORE- A man caused a scare on Sunday by sitting in the middle of a busy road, oblivious to the cars which zoomed past.

The man, believed to be suffering from work-related stress, sat in the middle of the road near Geylang Lorong 27. He was also yelling and wandering on the road, said Mr Sakib Noori, who took a video of the dangerous act.

"A man on a bicycle stopped behind this man and tried to direct traffic away from him, but he couldn't because the man kept moving," said Mr Sakib, a 22-year-old student who witnessed the incident from the balcony of a third-floor condominium unit.

Mr Sakib said that the man appeared drunk.

But the police, who received a call for assistance at about 7.15pm, said he was not drunk. The man was escorted to safety, and no further action was taken, a police spokesman said.

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