Date
21 September 2017
Screen grabs from video captured by a passerby shows police officers struggling to contain an unarmed suspect in an incident in Aberdeen on Sunday. Photos: Internet
Screen grabs from video captured by a passerby shows police officers struggling to contain an unarmed suspect in an incident in Aberdeen on Sunday. Photos: Internet

Man, 59, arrested in Aberdeen after clash with police officers

A 59-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he got into a scuffle with two police officers outside a convenience store in Aberdeen.

According to video footage captured by an onlooker, a brawl erupted after a policeman tried to question a man who was spotted on Wah Kwai Road.

Holding an extended baton, the police officer asked the barefooted man to stop moving and subject himself to questioning.

The man, identified as Wong, became angry and refused to comply with the order. In a fit of rage, he slapped the policeman, swearing loudly, hk01.com reports.

As Wong repeatedly ignored the orders, the policeman hit the suspect on his thighs three times. In response, Wong threw successive punches onto the police officer’s face.

Witnessing the scuffle, another police officer, who was nearby, rushed to his colleague. He too met with resistance from Wong, who refused to comply with an order to kneel down.

In an effort to subdue the man, the police officer used pepper spray on the suspect, forcing the latter to take off his tee-shirt to wipe his eyes.

Meanwhile, some onlookers yelled for backup assistance, noting that the two policemen were having a hard time controlling the suspect.

Wong was eventually subdued and placed under arrest. He will face charges of assaulting police officers, causing criminal damage, resisting arrest and fighting in public.

According to hk01.com sources, the policemen had been in the area for an investigation after they received information of a public fight between two men.

It is suspected that Wong was one of men involved, while the other person was a 21-year-old male surnamed Lau.

After Wong was taken into custody, he had to be taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. All his victims — Lau and the two police officers– also needed medical attention. 

According to the report, Wong may have been under the influence of alcohol during the incident.

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