47-year-old Singaporean man arrested for assaulting Hong Kong police officer

The authorities say the incident is being investigated as a case of assault on police.

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A 47-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Hong Kong after creating a ruckus at a taxi queue near the popular watering hole of Lan Kwai Fong on Saturday.

According to reports, the man, who has been identified as Jason by local media, tried to jump a taxi queue along Wellington Street nearby after leaving Lan Kwai Fong with a woman. They had been on a night out drinking on Saturday.

Hong Kong news site on.cc reported that the police officers intervened when an argument ensued between him and the queuers. His female companion left the queue after the police intervention. However, the man yelled at the officers and shoved one of them to the floor.

A video that was taken at the scene showed the police taking him away in handcuffs. He was seen saying in English "I do nothing wrong" and shouted at police "Out!Out!". It took several police officers to bundle the tipsy man into a police van.

The Straits Times reported that the police officer who was attacked by the man have suffered hand injuries. The officer was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment.

The authorities said the incident is being investigated as a case of assault on police.