Yishun knife attack: Man arrested for allegedly injuring two


A widely circulated video showed at least four police vehicles parked near a block of flats. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM @SINGAPORE_INCIDENTS/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): A 58-year-old man allegedly attacked two people with a knife at Block 510A Yishun Street 51 on Thursday night (June 23).

In a statement on Friday, the police said they were alerted to a case of assault at 8.30pm on Thursday involving two victims - a man, 62, and a woman, 41.

The police said: "The attack purportedly arose from a prior dispute between both men who are known to each other."

The suspect was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous means and suspected drug-related offences, said the police.

The victims were conscious when taken to hospital, the police added.

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force said on Friday it took two people to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital after receiving a call for help at around 8.50pm on Thursday.

In a widely circulated video online, at least four police vehicles are seen parked along the road near a block of flats. The video's caption stated there had been a slashing incident at the block.

Investigations are ongoing.

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The incident is the latest following several weapon attacks this year. On April 6, two assailants allegedly assaulted two victims in Boon Lay Drive, disrupting a wedding ritual.

And on April 14, a man, 46, was arrested after allegedly hacking his wife with a chopper in Beach Road.

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