SINGAPORE - The police arrested a 43-year-old man on Tuesday morning (Feb 27) while officers were on a routine patrol along Stamford Road.
In response to queries by The Straits Times, the police said that Traffic Police officers conducted a check on a van that was being driven by the man at around 8am.
During the check, the man was established to have an outstanding warrant of arrest.
But during the arrest he became uncooperative and elbowed an officer.
Suspected drug-related paraphernalia were also seized from his vehicle.
Photos taken at about 10am show at least two police cars and five police bikes next to the white van, which was parked near the Capitol Piazza shopping mall.
In the statement, the police said that they take a serious view against those who obstruct police officers from carrying out their duties, or cause them physical and verbal harm.
Those found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt against a public servant in the discharge of his duty may be jailed for up to seven years, fined, caned, or dealt with any combination of such punishments.
Police investigations are ongoing.