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Man charged with attacking 2 police officers with stun device; samurai sword among weapons seized

SINGAPORE: A 38-year-old driver was charged on Monday (Oct 30) with attacking and injuring two traffic police officers with a “stun device” after he was stopped by the officers early Sunday morning.

Other weapons – a samurai sword, two knuckle dusters, a chopper and a dagger – were seized from the man. Various drug paraphernalia and controlled drugs – 236g of Ice, 11g of heroin, 56 Erimin-5 tablets and two Ecstasy tablets – were also found.

The man was charged on Monday with various offences, including voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, possession of weapons and drug trafficking.

He is also under investigation for driving under the influence of drugs, as well as driving while disqualified and without valid insurance.

“The arrested man showed a blatant disregard for the law by attacking and injuring the police officers who were performing their duties,” said the commander of Central Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jeremy Ang.

“I would like to commend the bravery of the police officers and the off-duty (SCDF) officer who acted with courage when confronting a man armed with a weapon and worked bravely together to subdue and arrest him.”

In the news release on Monday, SPF said: “The police have zero tolerance for such brazen acts of violence against police officers and will not hesitate to take firm action against those who blatantly disregard the law.”

The police also reminded members of the public that it is an offence to carry an offensive or scheduled weapon in a public place. 

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