In the 6pm incident, a police team from the Sentul Police Headquarters raided the apartment to detain two Nigerian men and a woman from Kenya over a cheating case.
Gombak district police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said suddenly a group of Nigerians came and tried to prevent the police from arresting the three suspects.
“They threw bottles and boxes at the police and tried to intimidate the police. Police had no choice but to fire several warning shots into the air as the situation was getting tense and uncontrollable," he said.
Ali said all eight Nigerian men, aged between 25 and 32, were arrested shortly afterwards at the scene of the incident and along with the three suspects taken to the Sentul police station for further investigation.
Watch video from the incident below: