Man who carried rifle lookalike arrested and investigated for causing public alarm

A 21-year-old man was arrested by police for causing public alarm after he was seen with an object that looked like a rifle in Bugis.
A 21-year-old man was arrested by police for causing public alarm after he was seen with an object that looked like a rifle in Bugis.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 21-year-old man who was seen carrying an object resembling a rifle at Bugis MRT station on March 15 has been arrested by the police.

He was arrested in his Toa Payoh home later on the same day after police received an alert at 1.10pm. The man is being investigated for causing public alarm.

Initial investigations showed that the object the man carried was a toy gun he bought online.

Toy guns are on the list of controlled goods for import and they require proper authorisation from the police's Licensing & Regulatory Department (Arms & Explosives) before they are allowed to be imported into Singapore.