Woman tries to bite her way out of arrest during vice raid in Geylang

The woman was spotted biting a plainclothes police officer’s arm three to four times while trying to escape during a vice raid in Geylang on Sunday. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER
The woman was spotted biting a plainclothes police officer’s arm three to four times while trying to escape during a vice raid in Geylang on Sunday. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

A police officer was bitten in the arm by a woman as she resisted arrest during a vice raid in Geylang on Sunday morning.

The woman, who was eventually detained, was pictured yesterday in Chinese daily Shin Min struggling with a plainclothes police officer before biting him.

Police confirmed the arrest happened after 10am on Sunday as officers conducted checks in the vicinity of Jalan Suka and Geylang Lorong 24.

Witnesses said they saw police officers entering a terraced house in Jalan Suka, when eight women ran out from an adjacent lane - Jalan Molek, reported Shin Min.

They were chased by two policemen to a petrol station 50m away, by which time four of the women had fled from the scene. The paper said the remaining four tried to hail and enter a cab, but were intercepted by officers.

A struggle ensued between one of the women, in her 20s, and a police officer.

Resisting her capture, she kicked off her slippers and refused to give in despite already having been cuffed on one hand.

She then suddenly bit the officer three to four times, the paper said.

A second police officer eventually helped to subdue the woman.

Shin Min reported an eye-witness seeing bite marks and some blood on the assaulted officer's arm.

Police confirmed that the woman was arrested for "causing hurt to a public servant" and investigations are ongoing.

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