In a shocking incident on the night of February 3, a 20-year-old man carried out a chopper attack along Margaret Drive in Queenstown, Singapore. The suspect, who was later arrested by the police, has left the community bewildered by his actions. This article delves into the details surrounding the incident, shedding light on the suspect’s background and the aftermath of the attacks.
Details of the Incident:
On the fateful night, at 7.05 pm, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) received a distress call reporting a man holding a chopper and heading towards 301 Commonwealth Avenue, the location of Queenstown MRT station. Swiftly responding, police officers apprehended the suspect at 1 Dundee Road, the address of Queen’s Peak condo, approximately 400 meters away. Remarkably, members of the public played a crucial role in subduing the young man at 7.18 pm.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, armed with a knife, a chopper, and using his bare hands, allegedly attacked seven people across multiple locations along Margaret Drive. The recovered items from the suspect included the weapons used, along with personal belongings such as a phone, iPad, and laptop.
Despite the severity of the attacks, the police stated that there were “no indications” that the incident was an act of terror. Furthermore, the young suspect had no criminal record, making his alleged actions all the more perplexing.
Insights into the Suspect’s Background:
According to 8World News, the suspect was revealed to be a 20-year-old resident of the Queenstown area and a regular customer at a local hawker centre. Ms Qiu, a 76-year-old stallholder at Margaret Drive Hawker Centre, disclosed that she had known the suspect since he was a child. Describing him as “very quiet,” she speculated that there might have been underlying issues such personal challenges.
The police statement did not disclose any motive for the alleged attacks, leaving the community bewildered and seeking answers. The lack of a criminal record and the suspect’s seemingly quiet demeanor have added to the mystery surrounding the incident.