Man, 31, tasered and arrested after assaulting auxiliary police officer with metal bar in Bukit Panjang

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A 31-year-old man was arrested after he had allegedly assaulted an auxiliary police officer with a metal bar in Bukit Panjang.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance in the vicinity of Jelapang Road on June 13 at about 11.12pm.

A video of the incident has been circulating online showing a man pointing an object at two police officers.

The man is seen walking up some stairs towards the officers even though someone can be heard shouting 'Taser' several times in the video.

The man falls backwards and two more people and an auxiliary police officer rush forward to help subdue the man with one of the police officers.

"When police officers arrived, the man allegedly brandished the metal bar at the officers and refused to comply with their instructions to stop his aggressive conduct and continue to advance towards officers," the police said.


"After several verbal warnings went unheeded and with the man advancing towards officers, one officer discharged a round of Taser in order to disarm the man and prevent injuries to other parties."

The 26-year-old auxiliary police officer sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

The 31-year-old man was also taken conscious to hospital.

The metal bar was seized from him and he was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon, criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty and suspected drug-related offences.

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Posted by Singapore Incidents on Wednesday, June 14, 2023