22 Apr '17, 4am

70-year-old man who shouted at and slapped foreigner on train arrested

SINGAPORE - A 70-year-old man who was shown in a now-viral video shouting at and slapping a foreigner on a train has been arrested for causing public nuisance and voluntarily causing hurt. The police on Saturday (April 22) said they received a report on Friday (April 21) about a man repeatedly using offensive language and assaulting a commuter on an MRT train. The victim, Joe DeMarini, uploaded the video on his Facebook page on Thursday (April 20). The incident reportedly happened on the North East Line on Wednesday (April 18) night. He said the man was allegedly drunk and approached him and a friend and made sexual advances on him. When Mr DeMarini's female friend intervened, the man allegedly yelled and threatened her. Others on the train stepped in too, while several were taking videos, he said. "He touched me, and I told him not to, and I briefly lost my temper - after...

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