Teen in S’pore arrested over tweet that claimed explosive device was placed at National Day Parade venue

Preliminary investigations found no suspicious items at The Float @ Marina Bay. — The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: An 18-year-old has been arrested for his suspected involvement in communicating false information that an item would blow up at The Float @ Marina Bay, where the National Day Parade was taking place.

He posted the tweet on Tuesday (Aug 9), claiming that the device was under a seat at row 27.

The police said they were notified of the social media post at about 7.10pm that day.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the suspect's identity and arrested him within two hours of the reported crime.

Preliminary investigations found no suspicious items at the location.

Two mobile phones have been seized as case exhibits.

If convicted, the teen can be jailed for up to seven years and fined up to S$50,000 (RM162,673). – The Straits Times (Singapore)/Asia News Network

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