23-year-old man tussling with S’pore police in viral video arrested for suspected drug-related offences
The police were alerted to a case of a man shouting incoherently.
On Oct. 19, a video of a group of policemen apprehending a man was uploaded onto Facebook page All Singapore Stuff.
Breakdown of video
In the 15-second video, a group of seven policemen can first be seen confronting a man.
As the man backs away and tries to flee, the policemen give chase.
The officers then surround the man, who attempted to resist them.
In the scuffle, one policeman also falls to the ground.
The video cuts off as the rest of the officers catch up.
Since it was first uploaded, the video has gone viral, with over 123,000 views and 1,000 shares on Facebook.
Man turned violent
In response to queries by Mothership, the police said that the incident occurred at Woodlands Street 12 on Oct. 18, at around 10:10am.
They were alerted to a case of a 23-year-old man shouting incoherently.
When officers tried to engage the man, he turned violent.
One police officer sustained minor injuries in the process of restraining the man.
The man was subsequently arrested for using criminal force and suspected drug-related offences.
He has also been referred to the Institute of Mental Health, as he is believed to be of unsound mind.
You can read the full statement here:
“On 18 October 2019 at about 10.10am, the Police were alerted to a case of a 23-year-old man, believed to be of unsound mind, shouting incoherently along Woodlands Street 12.
When police officers engaged the man, he turned violent despite attempts to calm him down. A police officer sustained minor injuries in the process of restraining him.
The man was subsequently arrested for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty and suspected drug-related offences.
No member of the public was harmed and the man did not sustain any injuries during the arrest.
The man has been referred to the Institute of Mental Health. Investigations are ongoing.”
Top image via All Singapore Stuff on Facebook