Scotts Road cordon removed; police find nothing incriminating

A bus-stop along Scotts Road was cordoned off by police for about two hours on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: ST READER
A bus-stop along Scotts Road was cordoned off by police for about two hours on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: ST READER

A bus-stop along Scotts Road was cordoned off by police for about two hours on Wednesday.

Police received a call at about 10.08am requesting for assistance at the area outside the Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel. The Straits Times understands that a member of the public had found a suspicious-looking parcel at the bus-stop. A police spokesperson confirmed that a box was found at the said location: "After further checks, it was established that nothing incriminating was found."

A cleaner who works in the area said she saw a huge crowd gathered around the bus-stop at about noon. "I saw a lot of people crowding around the bus-stop. I heard that the box was going to explode. I was definitely scared," said the 57-year-old cleaner, who only wanted to be known as Madam Ong. Others like Madam Zhang Mei Zhu, 72, however, were unfazed. "There were so many people around and they didn't ask me to move, so I wasn't bothered," said Madam Zhang who sells magazines beside the bus-stop.

Police investigations are ongoing.