Man, 64, arrested for using chopper to attack 53-year-old

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 64-year-old male suspect for allegedly using a chopper to attack a 53 year old man.

At about 7pm yesterday, the Police was alerted by a member of public to an injured person found at a coffeeshop along Clementi Avenue 3.

It was established that the victim was involved in a dispute with the male suspect at the coffeeshop. The two men knew each other.

The suspect left the coffeeshop after the dispute and returned armed with a chopper. He then attacked the victim and is believed to have used the chopper.

The victim was conscious when he was conveyed to hospital with injuries to his face and neck. The suspect was arrested at the scene and the chopper seized.

The suspect will be charged in Court tomorrow for an offence of Voluntarily Causing Hurt with Dangerous Weapons or Means, which is punishable under Section 324 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

If found guilty, he can be imprisoned up to seven years, fined, caned, or with any combination of these punishments.

The Police said that such acts of violence will not be condoned and the authorities will spare no efforts to track down, apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

yamadak@sph.com.sg