23-year-old man arrested after slashing incident at Orchard Plaza

A 28-year-old man suffered slash wounds to his neck after an incident on the fourth floor of Orchard Plaza.
A 28-year-old man suffered slash wounds to his neck after an incident on the fourth floor of Orchard Plaza.PHOTO: BEST VIRAL VIDEOS/ FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old man was left blood-drenched at Orchard Plaza on Sunday (Nov 27) morning after a slashing incident.

The Straits Times understands that the man was Mr Yeo Zhen Jie and had slash marks on his neck.

A 23-year-old man was arrested for "voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means" in relation to the case, police said.

Graphic photos of the incident, which occurred on the fourth floor of Orchard Plaza outside Tha Siam Thai Kitchen and STARZ Singapore, were uploaded on Facebook page Best Viral Videos just past midnight on Monday. The photos have been shared widely, reaching more than 5,000 shares by noon on Monday.

In one of the photos, the victim clad in a T-shirt and jeans lies on the ground with a pool of blood around his legs. Another man wearing gloves is seen attending to his neck area with a stack of tissues at the side. A blood-stained tissue is seen at the corner of the picture.

In another photo, the injured man is on a stretcher while being attended to by at least three paramedics.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said an ambulance was despatched at around 5.50am on Sunday and the injured man was taken semi-conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Police investigations are ongoing.

The management of Orchard Plaza declined to comment on the incident. 

STARZ Singapore said in a Facebook post that the incident was not "linked to our club at all". 

Ms Ang, owner of Flower Flowers, a florist located on the fourth floor, said that fights are common at night at the location.

"I heard that they (the fights) are usually over girls. Most of them are young people, and some would start coming in from about 8pm. Sometimes, I will discover blood stains on the glass in front of my shop when I come here in the morning. I don't find it scary, I'm used to it by now," she said.

She has been operating at Orchard Plaza for about nine years. 

"Things can get quite rowdy at night and on the weekends. I have found the glass of my shopfront shattered about four times before. That's why I have now installed my own CCTV camera," she added.  

Ms Cecilia Nana, 47, owner of One Employment Solutions and Services, said that it was common for the area outside her shop, which is near the lift lobby on the fourth storey, to be dirty with cigarette butts and spit when she arrives in the morning. 

"Since we told the mall management a while ago, they have been quite proactive to clean the area up in the morning before we come to work, so we are not as affected anymore," she added. 

She said: "There were a few times that I saw footprints on the glass door. I'm worried that people will break the glass when they are drunk."