A manic – and possibly unwell – woman was subdued by a squad of police officers after causing mayhem outside a school yesterday.
The 53-year-old unidentified woman was arrested for wielding a knife outside St Hilda’s Secondary School in Tampines yesterday evening. She was caught in a stand-off with at least 10 officers who were trying to pin her down while she was screaming.
She was also apprehended under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act and for suspected drug-related offences. Investigations are ongoing.
The police said they were alerted to the case at about 6:30pm near Block 840 Tampines Street 82, opposite the secondary school.
But the woman in a green blood-stained shirt was “uncooperative and refused to comply with police’s instructions,” the police added.
The woman then stabbed herself in the abdomen and threatened to further harm herself if officers came closer. One of the officers then tasered her to stop her from doing so.
She was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Videos showed at least 10 officers surrounding her and two parked police cars. A crowd of bystanders stood from afar to watch the situation unfold.
For the most part of the stand-off, the woman was trying to get the police officers to back away from her and assure them that she was not going to use her weapon on them.
“No don’t worry, I give my word.. trust me,” she can be heard saying in the video.
She was also apprehensive of the officers and was shouting at them, saying that they will shoot her.
At the climax of the video, a police officer saw an opening and ran to kick the woman when she dropped something on the floor and the rest of the officers moved in to pin her to the ground.
@miseneri When a very peaceful neighbourhood turns rowdy and unsafe for kids to roam after school. #tampineswest #sthildasprimaryschool #tampinesst82 ♬ original sound – Miseneri
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