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MAN ARRESTED AT BENCOOLEN STREET, OFFICER KICKS AWAY ROD LIKE WEAPON

A video was uploaded on social media with a man who was seen seating on the kerb along Bencoolen Street.

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One of the Police officers was seen equipped with a taser while two other officers move in to place the man under arrest.

One of the officers was seen kicking away a “weapon” from the man. It is unclear what kind of weapon it is.

The man was then told to put his hands behind his back and he cooperated.

It is unclear if any incidents took place prior to the arrest.

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We have reached out to the relevant authorities for more information.

Here are some potential penalties for crimes related to weapons:

  • According to Chapter 326 of the Penal Code, anyone who performs an act with a weapon that causes hurt to a person is guilty of Voluntarily Causing Grievous Hurt by Dangerous Weapons. Upon conviction, offenders could face a life imprisonment, or imprisonment for a term which may extend to 15 years, and caning, or fine.
  • The offence of possession of offensive weapon carries an imprisonment term of up to 3 years, and caning of not less than 6 strokes. The offence of mischief carries an imprisonment term of up to 2 years, a fine, or both.
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