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Men in MRT fight nabbed

TRADING KICKS: These two men were caught on camera fighting in an MRT train cabin on Jan 11. PHOTO: STOMP


    Jan 22, 2014

    Men in MRT fight nabbed

    TWO men who were caught on video fighting in an MRT train cabin earlier this month have been arrested, said police yesterday.

    The video, which was filmed by a bystander and went viral earlier this week, shows one of the men shouting at the other, before the two traded punches and kicks as fellow passengers fled.

    Their fight was broken up by a mysterious beefy man clad in black, who was later hailed by netizens for taking swift action.

    On Jan 11, the police received a call from MRT staff near midnight reporting a fight in a train carriage.

    The scuffle took place between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations.

    By the time officers arrived, the two men had fled. But they were identified following investigations, and were arrested on Monday in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9.

    The men are aged 40 and and 50 years old. It is unclear how they know each other.

    The police said they will be charged today with an offence of affray, under the Penal Code. If convicted, they can be jailed for up to one year and/or fined up to $5,000.

    The commander of the Ang Mo Kio Police Division, assistant commissioner Keok Tong San, said the police will not hesitate to track down and prosecute those who "disturb the public peace by committing such senseless acts of violence".