A fight broke out between two men inside an MRT, involving an elderly man and another middle-aged man.
The elderly man (who was seated) was purportedly unhappy with the man (who was standing) because the latter’s music on his earpiece was too loud.
A fight then ensued between the two, with the middle-aged man throwing punches at the elderly man, who retaliated by kicking out at him and knocking him down.
A fellow commuter then told the old man to sit on the opposite seat away from the man as the other commuters tried to break up and fight and de-escalate the situation.
The incident took place in the MRT at Ang Mo Kio MRT Station.
According to Chapter 224 of the Penal Code, anyone who disturbs public peace by fighting in public is guilty of committing an affray.
Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.