Suspect in CBD stabbing incident charged in court: Police

Suspect in CBD stabbing incident charged in court: Police

UPDATE: A 38-year-old Indonesian male suspect was charged in court this morning (Nov 15) over Friday's armed robbery at Raffles place.

According to the Straits Times, the suspect, Arun, has been accused of robbing Mr Kang Tie Tie. Mr Kang was carrying nearly $180,000 in cash, and cash cheques worth $600,000 when he was stabbed at Exit B of Raffles Place MRT by Arun. The suspect was armed with a 12.5cm long knife.

The suspect and victim later sought treatment at Singapore General Hospital. 

"As the case is before the courts, it is inappropriate to comment further,” a police spokesman said.

Passers-by were seen pinning down a man who had allegedly stabbed someone near UOB Plaza in Raffles Place at about 1.05pm today.

A Stomp reader who saw the incident told the citizen journalism website that the victim had chased the suspect from Battery Road to UOB Plaza, where he caught the suspect.

The man pushed the suspect down and retrieved his laptop bag.

However, the suspect allegedly stabbed the man at this point.

According to the Stomp reader, the victim had a busted elbow, an injury to his head and a stab wound above his right hip.

"Two women were tending to the injured man, while other passers-by pinned the suspect down.

"I called the police, who said others had reported the incident as well.

"I also requested an ambulance as the guy was bleeding profusely."

The Straits Times reported that bloodstains were spotted at the scene, and that the area was cordoned off by the police.

Another witness told AsiaOne that officers from the Public Transport Command were asking commuters exiting Raffles Place MRT station to stay clear of the cordon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call at 1.07pm requesting assistance at 80 Raffles Place.

Two ambulances were despatched to the scene and two men were sent to Singapore General Hospital, the SCDF said.

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