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61-year-old man arrested after slashing at Pasir Ris mall; 3 others in hospital

SINGAPORE: A 61-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Dec 20) after three people were left bloodied following a slashing at Pasir Ris West Plaza.

The police said they received a call for assistance at Block 734 Pasir Ris Street 72 at about 4.50pm. 

A 53-year-old man and two women, aged 53 and 55, were conscious when taken to hospital. 

“A 61-year-old man was conveyed semi-conscious to the hospital and was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapon,” said the police. 

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the parties involved are known to each other and were not on friendly terms. Police investigations are ongoing.”

Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Teo Chee Hean said the incident was “not random”.

“It is believed that it may be related to an ongoing dispute between the parties involved in the incident … The suspect is believed to have acted alone,” he wrote in a Facebook post late on Wednesday night. 

Four people were injured in total, including the suspect. They were taken to hospital and assessed to be stable, added Mr Teo.

BLOOD STAINS, ITEMS STREWN ACROSS FLOOR

Videos of the aftermath circulated on messaging platforms, showing police officers outside Royal Regent, a store selling mobile phones and clothing items. 

A video on social media showed a woman with blood on her head and arms, holding a cloth to her face.

Another woman wearing a blood-stained T-shirt was helping a man who had a cloth wrapped around his head. The cloth was also soaked with blood.

In the video, a police officer holding a shield can be seen entering the shop. 

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