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Man arrested over alleged attack in Serangoon involving pair of scissors

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested within five hours of the incident taking place.

Man arrested over alleged attack in Serangoon involving pair of scissors

The weapon allegedly used by the suspect in the attack. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE: A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Aug 3) after he allegedly attacked another man with a pair of scissors, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said.

Police responded to the alleged case of assault at Serangoon Avenue 4 at about 8.29pm on Tuesday.

A 20-year-old man suffered multiple injuries as a result of the incident and was taken to hospital in a conscious state.

The suspected attacker had fled the scene in a vehicle with a 21-year-old woman before police arrived, however, his identity was established quickly with the help of images from police cameras.

Through ground enquiries, officers from SPF's Ang Mo Kio Division found the vehicle abandoned at a multi-storey car park at Northshore Drive in Punggol.

"A search for the couple within the vicinity was mounted together with officers from the K-9 unit of the Special Operations Command," SPF said in a news release.

"The couple was eventually spotted hiding at the back of a lorry which was parked along Punggol 17th Avenue."

The suspect was arrested within five hours of the alleged attack taking place.

The woman accompanying him was also found to have suffered multiple injuries, and was taken to hospital in a conscious state.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the two victims are known to each other," SPF said.

"The suspect is also known to the 21-year-old female and the assault allegedly arose from a past incident of dispute.

"Further investigations revealed that the suspect had used a pair of scissors in both attacks."

Both victims are in a stable condition, police added.

The suspect will be charged in court on Thursday for voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon.

Those convicted of the offence face up to seven years in prison, a fine, caning, or a combination of such punishments.

"The police will spare no effort to track down those who commit such brazen acts and will take firm action against them in accordance with the law," SPF said.

Source: CNA/rc(kg)

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