“As there was imminent threat to the officer, he fired one shot at the man with his service revolver” : SPF


The Singapore Police Force has released a official statement regarding the viral video where Police officer was seen opening fire on a man who tried to attack on duty officer with a knife in his hand.

The SPF said that they have arrested a 49-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.


According to the release, on 17 February 2022 at about 8.40pm, the Police were alerted to a case where a 41-year-old man was purportedly assaulted by a 49-year-old man with a knife along Block 420A Clementi Avenue 1. The 41-year-old man suffered injuries on his right arm and wrist. The man was conscious when conveyed to the hospital.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim and assailant were not known to each other.


The 49-year-old man then boarded a taxi to Clementi Police Division and was seen holding a knife and standing outside the Police station. On duty Police officers approached the man, and he was observed to be shouting incoherently.

Despite the officers’ repeated instructions to drop the knife, the man refused to comply with the verbal warning and charged towards one of the officers, while armed with a knife. As there was imminent threat to the officer, he then fired one shot at the man with his service revolver, the police added.


The man was then detained by the officers. The 49-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound on his left arm. He was conveyed conscious to the hospital and is currently in a stable condition.

The man will be charged on 18 February 2022 for the offences of criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

The offence of criminal intimidation carries an imprisonment term of up to two years or a fine, or both. The offence of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon carries an imprisonment term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with caning.

Appreciation To The Officers

Commander of Clementi Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Marc E, expressed his appreciation to the officers for their bravery and devotion to their duty and said, “The officer assessed that his life was in imminent danger from the knife-wielding man and therefore opened fire. The officers ensured that the threatening situation was brought under control quickly with no danger to the public. Police officers risk their safety on a daily basis and this incident showed that officers have to react to the evolving situation quickly to prevent further harm to the public, while using the appropriate level of force.”

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