The Singapore Police Force arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly attacking a 40-year-old man with a knife along Jalan Besar on 9 September.
The Dispute Unfolds
The police were alerted to a fight in progress on that day. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered two men engaged in a heated dispute.
Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that this altercation was not a random act of violence. Instead, it was the result of an ongoing disagreement between the two individuals, which had finally escalated to a dangerous level.
With the aid of images from police cameras and ground enquiries, officers from the Central Police Division, supported by their counterparts from the Police Operations Command Centre and Bedok Police Division, swiftly identified the assailant and arrested him within 8 hours of the incident.
During the arrest, the police confiscated two knives believed to be involved in the attack. Additionally, they secured the victim’s shirt, which was seen heavily stained with blood.
The assailant will face legal repercussions for his actions. He is scheduled to be charged in court on September 11, where he will face charges of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to a prison term of up to seven years, a hefty fine, caning or any combination of the punishments.
This incident serves as a stark reminder for the public regarding the seriousness of carrying offensive or scheduled weapons in public places. It is essential to note that such actions are illegal and can lead to severe consequences under the law.
About 2 weeks ago, a 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of offensive weapons, including a karambit knife and a knuckle duster.
Police officers were performing checks on him along Victoria Street at the time when the man tried to flee, before being detained by the officers who then found the weapons in his possession.
He was also found to be in possession of suspected illegal drugs, and was subsequently charged in court.