Tipsy Singaporean man arrested for assaulting Hong Kong police officer

The Singaporean man, identified as Jason, got into an argument after he tried to jump a taxi queue on Saturday (June 3) night.
The Singaporean man, identified as Jason, got into an argument after he tried to jump a taxi queue on Saturday (June 3) night.PHOTO: APPLE DAILY

HONG KONG - A Singaporean man was arrested for assaulting a police officer in Hong Kong over the weekend after creating a ruckus at a taxi queue near the popular watering hole of Lan Kwai Fong .

The man, identified as Jason by local media, left Lan Kwai Fong with a woman after a night out drinking on Saturday (June 3) night and tried to jump a taxi queue along Wellington Street nearby.

Police officers intervened when an argument ensued between him and the queuers, Hong Kong news site on.cc reported.

His female companion left the queue after the police intervention. But the defiant 47-year-old yelled at the officers and shoved one of them to the floor.

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A video taken at the scene showed police taking him away in handcuffs. He was seen saying in English "I do nothing wrong" and shouted at police "Out!Out!".

It took several police officers to bundle the tipsy man into a police van.

The police officer who was attacked suffered hand injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment.

The incident is being investigated as a case of assault on police.