Singapore police kill person outside high-level defense conference

May 31, 2015 06:16

SINGAPORE - Singapore police said on Sunday they shot one person dead and detained two others early in the morning after the car they were traveling in crashed past police barricades near a hotel where a high-level regional security meeting is being held.

The incident happened near the hotel where a meeting of top defense officials was taking place including US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

The police said the car was stopped at a checkpoint but when the driver was asked to open the rear of the car for checks, he accelerated towards a road in the vicinity of the Shangri-La Hotel.

The police said they opened fire on the vehicle to stop it and that substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the persons detained, it said in a statement on its Facebook page.

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