In a concerning incident at a Yishun coffee shop, a 57-year-old man was arrested after allegedly arming himself with a knife during an altercation on Jan 8, according to The Straits Times and Shin Min Daily News.
The police responded to a case of assault at approximately 8.30 pm at Block 807 Yishun Ring Road, leading to ongoing investigations into the details of the incident.
The altercation involved a 61-year-old man, with preliminary investigations indicating his involvement in the dispute with the 57-year-old suspect. The police, upon arrival, arrested the 57-year-old man on charges of attempting to voluntarily cause hurt by using a dangerous weapon.
Promptly alerted to the assault case, the police ensured a swift response to maintain public safety. Notably, an ambulance was not required, indicating that the situation did not escalate to severe injuries or life-threatening conditions.
Personal Account from Hawker
Ms Liang, a hawker at the coffee shop, revealed that the man wielding the knife is her husband, and together they run a mee siam stall. She expressed her belief that her husband, possibly under the influence of alcohol, caused a scene after work on Jan 8.
At the time of writing, police investigations into the incident are currently underway.
In similar knife-related knews recently, it was previously reported that a 30-year-old man was arrested for slashing and stabbing people on New Year over an incident of “staring” at Orchard Central.
The incident left 6 people injured, and the man, Adam Hambali Seddon, has since been charged with voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
The altercation reportedly began after a staring incident outside a nightclub, leading to the suspect attacking an 18-year-old.
As four men and one woman attempted to intervene, Seddon continued the violence, attacking them with a dangerous weapon.
After the altercation, Seddon initially fled the scene, prompting a search for the suspect.
Law enforcement identified Seddon through extensive ground inquiries and aid from images captured by police cameras. He was subsequently arrested at his home.
Adam Hambali Seddon appeared in court via video link from his place of remand on 4 Jan, where he faced charges related to the Orchard Central attack.
Seddon was found to be under a remission order for a previous unspecified offence, and he breached the conditions of the order by committing an offence between 12 Aug 2023 and 10 Dec 2024.
Seddon has been charged with voluntarily causing hurt with an “unknown instrument for stabbing or cutting.” The instrument is deemed “likely to cause death” when used as a weapon. He faces a potential sentence of up to seven years’ jail, a fine, caning, or a combination of these.