The Police are investigating three teenagers, aged between 17 and 19, who were believed to have sent a false message through Instagram.
On 28 October 2019 at about 11.50pm, the Police was alerted to an Instagram story showing a male teenager wielding a chopper at another male teenager.
Through follow up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identities of the three teenagers and arrested them on 29 October 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenagers were playing among themselves and were not in any immediate or imminent danger. The teenagers had uploaded the video and tagged Singapore Police Force for fun.
Investigations against the teenagers are ongoing. Anyone convicted for sending a false or fabricated message shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which will not exceed three years, or with a fine not exceeding $10000, or with both.
Source: Singapore Police Force