Man to be charged for assaulting SMRT service ambassador at Raffles Place MRT

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A 21-year-old man will be charged on Wednesday (29 August) for assaulting an SMRT service ambassador at Raffles Place MRT station.

In a news release on Tuesday, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said it was notified of the incident at 7.50pm on 25 June.

Investigations found that the 69-year-old SMRT service ambassador had been performing crowd control duties at the station’s platform when he advised the man against eating within the station’s premises.

The man did not comply and started to drink from his bottle. When the SMRT service ambassador advised him again, he assaulted the latter before fleeing.

The suspect’s identity was later established through ground enquiries and CCTV images, said the SPF.

For voluntarily causing hurt, the man could face a jail term of up to two years along with a possible fine of up to $5,000, if convicted.

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