SINGAPORE — A 61-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Dec 20) after what appeared to be a slashing incident in a shop at Pasir Ris that left four persons injured, including the suspect.
The police said that they received a call for assistance at Block 734 Pasir Ris Street 72 at about 4.50pm on the same day.
A 53-year old man and two women, aged 55 and 53, were taken conscious to the hospital.
“A 61-year-old man was conveyed semi-conscious to the hospital and was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapon,” the police said without specifying what the weapon was.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the parties involved are known to each other and were not on friendly terms.”
In the two-minute video, two police officers can be seen entering the shop, where a man has his head covered in a piece of white clothing that looks bloody. Blood can also be seen on his bare body.
One woman is also covering her bloodied head with a piece of cloth, while another woman is helping her but her own clothes are also bloody.
Another man then emerges from the shop topless, his hands covered in dried blood, as a crowd of people gathered outside look on or are filming the scene.
A worker from a massage shop opposite Royal Regent, who declined to be named, told TODAY that he was tending to a customer when he suddenly heard screams from outside.
“I went out to see what happened. That’s when I saw one of the shop’s workers was slashed, there was blood,” he said.