Man armed with weapon in police stand-off at Woodlands Checkpoint?!

Man armed with weapon in police stand-off at Woodlands Checkpoint?!

TheRedDotNews·2018-01-05 18:25

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A man was spotted with a weapon at Woodlands Checkpoint?! It sounded like a scene right out from a movie but that was what happened at about 1:30pm today (5 Jan).

A 43-year-old man was arrested after a tense stand-off with the police. He was armed with a sickle and was waving it around carelessly to keep the police away from him.

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Before the stand-off, the man had carjacked a woman's car at Upper Bukit Timah Road. He had then crashed the car into a lamp post just before the Woodlands Checkpoint.

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According to witnesses, the man had "gone crazy" after crashing the car. He had gotten off the car with a sickle and started shouting at the other drivers. He had demanded that they all get down from their cars.

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Despite the police trying to resolve the incident amicably without hurting anybody, the man did not respond.

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In the video footage taken by witnesses, the man could be seen staggering about with a sickle and waving it about. A policeman was engaging him.

Eventually, the man was subdued and arrested. Numerous policemen were seen on the scene and the man was pinned on the ground.

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The man was eventually arrested for armed robbery, being in possession of a weapon and drug-related offences. He was believed to be under the influence of drugs during the incident.

After searching the stolen car, the police had found controlled drugs, a knife, an axe and a sickle. 

The police is currently investigating the incident.

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