Shocking : 15-year-old Teen Escapes From Deadly Weapon Attack By 36-year-Old Man Along Jurong East Avenue

A 36-year-old man was detained on Saturday (Dec. 31) after it was reported that he punched one victim repeatedly and struck another with a pair of scissors in Jurong.

According to the media reports, at around 4.50 p.m. on Saturday the police said they received calls about the incident informing them that a man had allegedly injured two people close to Block 372 Jurong East Avenue 1.

According to preliminary investigations, the individual approached a 44-year-old male in the area of Block 337 Jurong East Avenue 1 and struck him repeatedly, according to a news release from the police on Sunday.

Then, in the same area, he went up to a 47-year-old guy and struck him on the right shoulder with a pair of scissors from behind.

The 36-year-old man subsequently approached a teenager, who managed to run off and call the police. The two victims and the teenager were unknown to the man, said the police.

The 44-year-old man sustained injuries but refused further medical attention while the 47-year-old man was conscious when taken to the hospital.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, Clementi Police Division officers established the man’s identity and arrested him along Jurong East Avenue 1.

According to the police, the arrest was made within three hours of the report.

A pair of scissors which was purportedly used during the incident was seized and police investigations are ongoing.The man will be charged in court on Monday with voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.police

The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.

A court order will also be sought for the man to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health, said the police.

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