Man with parang tasered by police at Toa Payoh coffeeshop

Man with parang tasered by police at Toa Payoh coffeeshop

A 54-year-old man was tasered by a police officer and arrested after he allegedly threatened passers-by with a weapon at a coffeeshop in Toa Payoh Central on Monday evening, Feb 23.

A contributor to citizen journalism website Stomp saw police officers tasering a man who was allegedly threatening people with a parang at a coffeshop in Toa Payoh Central Block 78C, at 11pm on Monday.

A police spokesperson clarified that a 54-year-old man was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, and was taken to hospital after the incident.

The Stomp contributor took a video of the incident, which he noticed when he looked across the road upon hearing a commotion.

He said: "A man was carrying a parang (weapon) and was about to attack another man."

"The other man can be seen picking up a chair to defend himself. He was eventually tasered by a policeman as he threatened passers-by with his weapon.

"The police officers picked him up after this and moved him to a different spot, away from the commotion."

A police spokesperson said: "Police received a call on Feb 23, at 11.33pm, requesting for assistance at Block 78C, Toa Payoh Central.

"Upon police arrival, a 54-year-old man was arrested for possession of offensive weapon.

"The man was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

"Police investigations are ongoing."


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