Police arrest 47-year-old man for bomb hoax at Golden Mile Tower

The police received a call requesting for assistance due to a case of bomb threat.
The police received a call requesting for assistance due to a case of bomb threat.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Up to 10 police cars were spotted outside the building.
Up to 10 police cars were spotted outside the building.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A 47-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making a false bomb threat at Golden Mile Tower on Monday (Jan 4) night.

Police said it received a call at 9.59am requesting for assistance at 6001 Beach Road due to a case of bomb threat.

Shin Min Daily News reported that up to 10 police cars were spotted outside the building.

The Straits Times understands that the man was arrested later that night in the Serangoon area.

He was taken into custody under the breach of Prohibition Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts.

The offence is punishable by up to five years in jail and/or a fine not exceeding $100,000.