A 43-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning by police officers on a routine patrol in Stamford Road.
In response to queries by The Straits Times, the police said Traffic Police officers checked a van driven by the man at around 8am.
During the check, the man was found to have an outstanding warrant of arrest.
During the arrest, he became uncooperative and elbowed an officer. Suspected drug-related paraphernalia were also seized from his vehicle.
The Straits Times was at the scene around 10am and saw at least two police cars and five police bikes next to the white van, which was parked near the Capitol Piazza shopping mall.
Police said they take a serious view of 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 or caned.
Police investigations are ongoing.