Two men caught on video fighting on MRT train arrested

The men, aged 40 and 50, were eventually identified and arrested yesterday in the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 vicinity for the alleged offence of affray. If found guilty, they face a maximum penalty of a jail term of one year and a $5,000 fine.

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Here is the press release by the Police:

Two men caught on video fighting on MRT train arrested

Police have arrested 2 men, aged 40 and 50 years old, for fighting with each other in an MRT train between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations. The fight was caught in a video that went viral.

On 11 January 2014 at about 11.55pm, Police were alerted by a call from staff in a MRT station informing that 2 men were fighting each other in the carriage of an MRT train. Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrived soon after, however, both men had already left. Investigations were conducted into the case and both men were identified. On 20 January 2014, both men were placed under arrest in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9.

Both men would be charged in Court on 22 January 2013 for an offence of Affray under Section 267B of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum jail term of one year's imprisonment or a fine of up to $5,000, or with both.

Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, Assistant Commissioner Keok Tong San, said that the Police will not hesitate to track down and prosecute those who disturb the public peace by committing such senseless acts of violence.