22 Apr '17, 9pm

Suspect in train abuse case arrested

A 70-year-old man, who allegedly 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 said in a statement yesterday that they received a report on Friday about a man repeatedly using offensive language and assaulting a commuter on an MRT train. The victim, Mr Joe DeMarini, uploaded the video on his Facebook page on Thursday. The incident reportedly happened on the North East Line on Wednesday night. Mr DeMarini said the man appeared drunk and approached him and a female friend and made sexual advances on him. When Mr DeMarini's friend intervened, the man allegedly yelled and threatened her. Others on the train stepped in, too, to try to defuse the situation, while several started taking videos, he said. "He touched me and I told him not to, and I briefly lost m...

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