Security Incident At Woodleigh MRT Over Baking Flour

It all started when the SBS Transit Twitter account tweeted on Tuesday (April 18) afternoon that Woodleigh MRT Station had been closed due to a “security incident”.

It did not elaborate on what the security incident was, so of course people assumed the worst.

Trains skipped the station as the incident was ongoing.


Even Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yih Pin went down to the scene to share in the fun:

“Live” Video

The folks at Shin Min Daily News were on the scene quickly and posted a “live” video. Check it out here:

Suspicious Substance

The Straits Times reported on their Twitter account that a “suspicious substance” was found at the MRT station.

Police Confirmation

The police also confirmed on Facebook that a suspicious substance was found at the station. They advised the public to avoid the area and not to speculate on the incident.

In a later post, they said that Hazmat officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were on the scene.

“Hazmat” refers to hazardous materials and items.

After awhile, the police posted an update, saying that the suspicious substance was actually baking flour.

The station reopened at 4.20pm.

Someone’s groceries must have sprang a leak, as Channel NewsAsia reported the assistant station manager as saying that the white powder was found at three to four places at the station’s concourse area.

Here’s a photo of the baking flour:


Hougang Incident

Earlier this month, Hougang MRT Station was closed temporarily after an unattended bag was found there.

It was reopened again after about 1.5 hours without incident. The police arrested a 39-year-old man over the incident.

Well, thank goodness the Woodleigh station incident was a false alarm just like the Hougang incident.

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