A 61-year-old man was apprehended on Wednesday after a violent slashing attack at Pasir Ris West Plaza left three people severely injured.
It has been reported that the Singapore Police Force responded to a distress call at Block 734 Pasir Ris Street 72 around 4:50 PM, which escalated into a significant investigation.
Upon arrival, the police found three victims, a 53-year-old man and two women aged 53 and 55, all conscious but bloodied from the attack.
They were promptly taken to Sengkang General Hospital for medical treatment by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
The assailant, a 61-year-old man, was found semi-conscious at the scene and was also conveyed to the hospital.
Following his recovery, he was arrested under the suspicion of voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon.
The police have disclosed that preliminary investigations suggest the parties involved were acquainted but had strained relations. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, with further details yet to be disclosed.
Eyewitness accounts have provided additional insight into the incident.
According to a frequent patron of the shop, the two female victims are sisters.
Speaking to The Straits Times, this patron recounted a conversation with the victims’ mother, who claimed her daughters defended themselves against the assailant until he collapsed outside the shop.
It is understood that the attacker worked at a mobile phone shop in Pasir Ris.
In the aftermath of the attack, videos circulating on messaging platforms and social media depicted a distressing scene outside Royal Regent, a store known for selling mobile phones and clothing.
One video showed a woman with blood on her head and arms, pressing a cloth to her face, and another woman in a blood-stained t-shirt assisting a man with a cloth wrapped around his head, soaked in blood.
Additionally, footage showed a police officer, equipped with a shield, entering the shop.
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