Police arrest man involved in spitting incident

Police arrest man involved in spitting incident

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with the spitting incident at the Woodlands Bus Interchange.

According to a post on the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Facebook page, the man will be charged in Court tomorrow for Public Nuisance (under Section 290 of the Penal Code) and other offences.

In the video, the man was seen spitting on a woman after commuters reprimanded him for jumping a bus queue.

Transport company SMRT said in a statement yesterday that its staff had alerted the police to the incident.

"While waiting for the authorities to arrive, our security staff made a judgement call to intervene and to guide the aggressor away.

"The incident is currently under police investigation, and we would like to remind commuters to remain gracious and polite while in queue.

"We would like to remind all passengers to be courteous, and that inappropriate behaviour is not tolerated and will be reported."

My Paper reported today that netizens who commented on the video on Facebook questioned if SMRT's staff could have done more during the incident.

 

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