Police probing spitting incident at bus queue

Police probing spitting incident at bus queue

SINGAPORE - Police are investigating a spitting incident caught on camera at Woodlands Bus Interchange.

A man in a blue shirt and jeans appears to spit twice in a woman's face and raise his fist at her, while hurling verbal abuse as she talks on her mobile phone.

He then confronts another woman and shouts at onlookers.

A video of the unsavoury incident posted on Facebook attracted over 16,000 shares and 300 comments in less than 24 hours.

The bus passenger who posted the video, taken on Tuesday at 9.40pm, said it occurred after the man pushed his way into a queue for a Johor Baru-bound 950 service.

The 28-year-old said the man spat at the woman at least 10 times. She is seen wiping her face in the three-minute video, but remains calm throughout.

Mr Sia said passengers shouted at the man for holding up the bus and that he also grabbed the woman's arm and pulled her to one side after she scolded him.

''He pushed her at chest level and she shouted 'molest' many times,'' said Mr Sia.

''He also spat on her many times.''

The man had first started arguing with the other woman in the video and also spat at her several times, he added.

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