Man 'tasered' and arrested after police found weapon on him

Police officers subduing a man outside Yio Chu Kang MRT station after using a taser on him, on March 24, 2016.
Police officers subduing a man outside Yio Chu Kang MRT station after using a taser on him, on March 24, 2016.PHOTO: JOSEPH CHOO

SINGAPORE - A man was arrested for possessing a weapon and resisting arrest near Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Thursday (March 24).

A police officer discharged a taser to incapacitate the 31-year-old man "for public safety".

He was found to possess an "offensive weapon" - reportedly a folding knife - during a routine check at 3.54pm.

"Despite repeated warnings by the officers, the man put up a violent struggle and assaulted officers to evade arrest," said a spokesman from the Singapore Police Force.

A witness, Mr Joseph Choo, said there were more than 10 law enforcement officers at the scene.

The suspect was arrested for possession of the weapon, assaulting a public servant, fraudulent possession and drug-related offences, said police.

Police investigations are ongoing.