26-year-old arrested for drug-related offences at Bedok North

Police and civil defence officers reportedly broke the back window of the car and forced open the door at the driver's seat simultaneously to end the stand-off and arrest the man. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY
Police and civil defence officers reportedly broke the back window of the car and forced open the door at the driver's seat simultaneously to end the stand-off and arrest the man. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY
Police officers standing around a car in Bedok where a man had locked himself in a car and had a stand-off with the police and civil defence officers. The man was arrested for drug-related offences after the officers smashed one of the car's windows
Police officers standing around a car in Bedok where a man had locked himself in a car and had a stand-off with the police and civil defence officers. The man was arrested for drug-related offences after the officers smashed one of the car's windows to open the car. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY

SINGAPORE - A drama was played out at Bedok North on Saturday afternoon as police and civil defence officers smashed a car window to nab a drug user.

Police said they received a call at about 12.17pm requesting for assistance along Bedok North Street 3.

A witness told Shin Min Daily News that he saw about 10 officers from the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) surrounding a car that was in a carpark for heavy vehicles near Block 537.

There was a man who had apparently locked himself in the car. The commotion drew a crowd of bystanders.

The stand-off lasted for about 10 minutes before officers reportedly broke the back window and forced open the car door at the driver's seat simultaneously.

A 26-year-old man was arrested for drug-related offences, police said.

The case has been referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigation.