According to Police said in a statement that a 24-year-old Singaporean man under arrest had been escorted to the hospital yesterday to seek medical attention after he complained of chest pains.
While inside a private hospital room, the suspect attempted to escape and struggled with the officer. During the struggle shots were fired. The man was brought under control and remains in police custody.
Police said members of the public were not in any danger at any time. The suspect had superficial injuries, while the 31-year-old police officer suffered gunshot wounds to his thumb and foot. The police officer was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
A Khoo Teck Puat Hospital spokesman said the police officer needed immediate microsurgery on his hand and a hand surgeon was immediately available at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He is in stable condition.