Man arrested after throwing plates, cups down HDB block in Marine Parade

An eyewitness, a 32-year-old domestic worker, said she saw the man throwing plastic containers and other glass items off the common corridor on the ninth storey of Block 64 Marine Drive on June 25, 2018.
An eyewitness, a 32-year-old domestic worker, said she saw the man throwing plastic containers and other glass items off the common corridor on the ninth storey of Block 64 Marine Drive on June 25, 2018.PHOTOS: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - A 56-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threw household items from a Housing Board corridor in Marine Parade on Monday morning (June 25).

Police said they were alerted to a case of rash act at Block 64 Marine Drive at around 6.45am.

No injuries were reported, said the police spokesman.

Plates, cups and other glass items were thrown off the ninth floor of the building, alarming a maid on the fourth floor, Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported.

The 32-year-old domestic worker told the Chinese daily that after she woke up at 6.30am, she heard loud noises outside. When she looked outside, she saw the man throwing at least 10 items down from the common corridor on the ninth storey.

She then called the police, who arrived at about 7am.

Upon seeing the police, the man locked himself in the flat, resulting in a stand-off with the police for about two hours.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that the police eventually broke down the door and entered the flat, and arrested the man.

Police investigations are ongoing.