5 arrested for rioting with deadly weapon

5 arrested for rioting with deadly weapon

SINGAPORE - 5 male suspects, aged between 16 and 22, have been arrested on Wednesday for rioting with deadly weapon at Woodlands Avenue 3.

A 21-year old male was attacked by a group of assailants on Tuesday evening. One of the assailants had injured the victim with a knife. 

When police arrived at the scene at about 6.30pm, the group of 5 fled. 

Police identified the suspects after conducting extensive enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage in the vicinity.

The suspects were arrested at various locations the same day.

The 5 were charged in court yesterday (Oct 17). Those convicted could face a jail term term of up to 10 years or be caned.

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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