Man arrested in Junction 8 for hurting police officer

Police arrested a man in his 20s on Monday night (June 8), following a scuffle at Junction 8 shopping centre in Bishan. -- PHOTO: ST READER 
Police arrested a man in his 20s on Monday night (June 8), following a scuffle at Junction 8 shopping centre in Bishan. -- PHOTO: ST READER 

SINGAPORE - Police arrested a man in his 20s on Monday night (June 8), following a scuffle at Junction 8 shopping centre in Bishan.

The man is believed to have thrown some punches at a police officer at around 9.30pm. He was subdued in the open area in the mall near Breadtalk.

An admin clerk, 25, who wanted to be known only as Nurul, said she heard that the man may have been drunk and the police had brought him down.

"When I reached there, the police had pinned him down already. There was a splatter of blood on the ground next to him. He was quiet, and later brought away conscious."

Police said they received a call for assistance from a member of the public at 9.36pm, and subsequently arrested the man under suspicion of voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant.

The Straits Times understands that he was later taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with a bloody nose. It is not known what injuries the police officer suffered.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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