A man was arrested at the Junction 8 mall in Bishan on Monday night (Jun 8) for suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing hurt against a public servant, said the Singapore Police Force.
Passerby Siti Saad, who sent us photos of the incident, said she had been on her way home at about 9.30pm when she saw a man pinned to the ground by two police men. “The police were trying to calm the man down and to reason with him. However, the man was not cooperating at all and he would violently struggle to break free each time the policemen lessened their grip on him,” she told Channel NewsAsia.
Ms Siti said some bystanders tried to offer help but police and Junction 8 security officers told people to stand back.
Traces of blood were seen on the ground. “The man was bleeding from his mouth or nose, probably due to the struggle,” Ms Siti said.
Police said that they received a call for assistance at 9.36pm, and Ms Siti said an ambulance arrived on the scene at about 9.45pm.