One man shot dead, two detained in incident near Shangri-La Hotel

Singapore Police tape. (Yahoo file photo)

One man was shot dead, while two others were detained in an incident near Shangri-La Hotel at 4:36am Sunday, police said.

In a Facebook post update Sunday morning, the Singapore Police Force said the three men were earlier stopped at a checkpolnt along Ardmore Park.

"When asked to open the car boot for checks, the driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle towards Anderson Road. Despite Police warnings to stop, the driver continued to crash through Police barricades, endangering the lives of the officers. Police opened fire at the vehicle to stop further danger. The vehicle subsequently stopped at the junction of Orange Grove Road and Anderson Road," the police said.

"Substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the persons detained," they added.

The police said that Orange Grove Road, Anderson Road and Ardmore Park are temporarily closed to facilitate police operations. They advised members of public to stay away from the area.

Due to the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue, security measures including vehicle and person check points have been put in place in the vicinity of the Shangri-La hotel, they added.

The Asia-Pacific security summit was placed in lockdown after the shooting.