A man attempted suicide at Keat Hong LRT Station on Monday evening, causing the train service to be disrupted.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the incident happened at 6.57pm.
He suffered abrasion on his arm and legs and was sent to the National University Hospital.
44 year old Mohammad Effandy Warma, who was at the scene, said: “There’s a lot of activities… the civil defense officers were there, there were two fire engines and I also saw that there were ambulances plus the police.
“We saw… the stretcher and then they pushed it into the ambulance, and then the ambulance goes off. We also saw that the LRT, the carriages were apparently not moving.”
Normal LRT service resumed after more than an hour.
SMRT said about 860 commuters were affected by the disruption. It deployed bus bridging services to serve these passengers.
Those who were unable to complete their journey can get a refund at SMRT’s stations over the next three days.
Since the victim is still alive, he can be charged in court for one count of suicide attempt and another count for disrupting train service and causing inconvenience to commuters.
The reason for the attempt of suicide is still unknown, probably because the victim owed debts or suffered huge losses in casinos like previous reports of similar suicide cases.
The identity of the victim has not been revealed.