Man in Woodlands Checkpoint stand-off charged with armed robbery
A screenshot from the video of the incident.
SINGAPORE: A 43-year-old man who was involved in a stand-off with the police at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday (Jan 5) has been charged with armed robbery.Channel NewsAsia understands that Chew Guan Mong, a Singaporean, was charged in hospital on Saturday morning.Chew allegedly stole a car along Upper Bukit Timah Road and crashed it into a lamp post near the checkpoint.He was armed with a sickle and was also suspected to be under the influence of drugs. Aside from the sickle, controlled drugs, a knife, an axe were found in his possession.He was arrested at about 1.45pm on Friday.It is not yet clear if more charges will be pressed against him. Police say investigations are ongoing.
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