Man, 52, arrested for shoving police officer at Lavender MRT

A screengrab from a video taken on Saturday (11 November) that shows the man being arrested by three Transport Security Command officers at Lavender MRT station. (PHOTO: Facebook / Justin Lee)

A 52-year-old man was arrested at Lavender MRT station on Saturday (11 November) afternoon for using criminal force on a police officer and refusing to provide his personal particulars.

The incident took place during a routine patrol when police officers stopped the man and asked for his particulars. According to a statement from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the man was uncooperative and, at one point, pushed one of the officers.

In a video posted on Facebook by user Justin Lee, the man is seen being taken into custody by three Transport Security Command officers at the station.

JUST IN @ Lavender MRT : Kudos to the 3 officers here to maintain their calm despite being verbally abused and assaulted. This man here refused to take his ID out for a routine check, verbally abused the officers and even pushed the officers.

Posted by Justin Lee on Friday, November 10, 2017

“The SPF takes a serious view against persons who obstruct police officers from carrying out their duties or cause them physical and verbal harm,” said the statement.

Any person convicted of using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty can be jailed for up to four years and/or fined, it added.

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