2 arrested for suspected consumption of drugs, using criminal force on public servant at Jalan Bukit Merah

Submitted by Stomper Zazza, Patrick

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A man and a woman were arrested following a stand-off at Block 3 Jalan Bukit Merah on Wednesday evening (Jan 1).

Stompers Zazza and Patrick contributed photos and videos of the scene unfolding in a unit on the 12th floor.

The commotion drew a large crowd of onlookers, some of whom can be seen filming the incident on their mobile phones at the foot of the block.

A safety life air pack and a fire engine can also be spotted at the scene.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at 6.32pm.

"A 55-year-old man was subsequently arrested for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty," added a police spokesman.

"A 52-year-old woman was arrested for suspected consumption of controlled drugs."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told Stomp it was alerted to the incident at around 9pm.

A safety life air pack and Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) rappellers were deployed as precautionary measures.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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