SINGAPORE – A man was shot dead and two others were detained in an incident near the Shangri-La Hotel here at 4.36 am Sunday, police said.
In a Facebook post, the police said the trio were earlier stopped at a police checkpoint set up along Ardmore Park.
When asked to open the car boot for inspection, the driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle towards Anderson Road.
Despite police warnings to stop, the driver continued to crash through police barricades, endangering the lives of officers on duty, forcing the police to open fire.
The vehicle subsequently stopped at the junction of Orange Grove Road and Anderson Road.
Substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the persons detained.
Following which, Orange Grove Road, Anderson Road and Ardmore Park are temporarily closed to facilitate police operations and members of public are advised to stay away from the area.
With the ongoing 14th Asia Security Summit IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, security measures, including vehicle and person check points have been put in place in the vicinity of the Shangri-La Hotel.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is in Singapore to attend the summit which ends Sunday. – BERNAMA