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Police tackle and arrest man hammering oncoming vehicles in the middle of the road

In a two-minute video uploaded to the Facebook page SG Smart Saver, the barefoot and elderly-looking man was seen standing in the middle of three lanes of traffic with a hammer

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Yesterday (Nov 27), a man was tackled to the ground and arrested by the police after he was seen standing in the middle of the road and hammering oncoming vehicles.

The man is believed to be of unsound mind.

In a two-minute video uploaded to the Facebook page SG Smart Saver, the barefoot and elderly-looking man was seen standing in the middle of three lanes of traffic with a hammer.

The video taken seemed to be filmed from the upper deck of a bus, while a lane of traffic came to a standstill along Bedok North Road.

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As a lorry drives by, the man hammers the front of the vehicle.

UNCLE BLOCKS AND HIT VEHICLES WITH HAMMER AT BEDOK NORTH

UNCLE BLOCKS AND HIT VEHICLES WITH HAMMER AT BEDOK NORTH

Posted by SG Smart Saver on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

After the lorry passes, a policeman barrels into the man from behind, tackling him to the ground. The officer flings the hammer further away, out of reach. Other civilians and officers also help him to pin the man down, handcuff him and bring him to the pavement.

According to media queries, the police said that they were alerted to the incident at 4pm and that no member of the public was injured.

The police said the 66-year-old will be charged on Thursday for committing a rash act which endangers lives or the personal safety of others under the Penal Code.

“The police will seek to remand the man at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric assessment,” they added.

Police investigations are still ongoing. /TISG

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