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Police tasered and arrested a 31-year-old man for alleged assaulting an auxiliary officer

SINGAPORE — A 31-year-old man waving an iron bar was involved in a standoff with the police at Bukit Panjang on Tuesday (13 June), was subdued by the officers using Taser and arrested after being sent to the hospital.

In a video shared on the Singapore Road Accident Facebook page, a man was seen holding a suspected weapon in his hand. there are two police officers and four civilians present.

The officers repeatedly shouted at the man, demanding that he drop the weapon.

However, the man refused to comply and continued shouting at the officers. He even proceeded to climb the staircase, moving closer to the police.

In response, one of the officers shouted, “Taser, Taser!” instructing the other officer to use the Taser on the man.

A distinct clicking sound could be heard as the Taser was discharged, causing the man to fall to the ground shortly after.

Witnessing this, the officers and two civilians hurried to the location where the man lay on the ground.

While the rest of the individuals restrained him, one of the officers removed the object from his hand. Eventually, they turned the man over and proceeded to handcuff him.

Allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old auxiliary police officer

According to Lianhe Zaobao, The Singapore Police Force confirmed that they received a call for assistance at 11:12 pm on Tuesday.

It was reported that an auxiliary police officer on duty was attacked by a man wielding an iron rod.

When other officers arrived at the scene to provide support, the man continued to wave the iron rod and refused to follow instructions, continuously moving toward the officers.

The officers verbally warned the man multiple times, but he ignored them.

Consequently, one officer had to discharge a round of Taser to subdue the man and prevent him from causing further harm to others.

The police stated that the 26-year-old auxiliary police officer who was attacked sustained minor injuries and was sent to the hospital.

The 31-year-old man involved in the incident was also sent to the hospital for treatment while conscious, and subsequently arrested by the police. The police also recovered the iron rod afterward.

The man is accused of voluntarily causing harm with a dangerous weapon, criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty, and suspected drug-related offences.

The police investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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