SINGAPORE - A bouncer of a club at Sentosa Gateway, near St James Power Station, was allegedly slashed by a patron with a penknife at 4.30am on Sunday.
An eyewitness, also a bouncer at another club nearby, told citizen journalism website Stomp that he had heard a loud commotion and went over to check.
The injured bouncer was admitted to Singapore General Hospital, where doctors reportedly told him that the blade missed his jugular veins by a few millimetres.
The other bouncer, known only as M, describes the events that unfolded that night:
"At about 4.30am there was a patron who came up to a group of bouncers to inform that there was a loud commotion at another club nearby.
"Another bouncer and me quickly rushed over to that club as we bouncers usually practice assisting other club bouncers if there are any issues or commotions.
"When we arrived at the scene I saw a young patron swinging his fist at the bouncer standing at the club's entrance door.
"My first thought was that he had punched the bouncer so I shouted at the group of four youngsters to stand away from him to avoid further issues.
"When I went near the bouncer I was shocked to find a very big hole on the bouncer's neck and immediately turned to the young patron who swung his arm.
"I asked him what was in his hand and he haughtily showed the paper cutter and in his palm and did not show any form of remorse for his actions.
"His three friends however, pleaded with me to let them go repeatedly. That was where I turned my attention to the fallen bouncer who was my old buddy as well.
"I was very concerned for his life as there was a lot of blood coming from his injury.