Man charged over unlawful discharge of a firearm in Khoo Teck Puat hospital shooting

Singaporean Muhammad Iskandar Sa'at, 23, who allegedly snatched the revolver of a police officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Saturday while trying to escape, has been charged under the Arms Offences Act.
Singaporean Muhammad Iskandar Sa'at, 23, who allegedly snatched the revolver of a police officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Saturday while trying to escape, has been charged under the Arms Offences Act. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old Singaporean who allegedly snatched the revolver of a police officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Saturday has been charged under the Arms Offences Act.

Muhammad Iskandar Sa'at had allegedly tried to escape from the hospital. In the struggle that ensued, three shots were fired and a 31-year-old policeman Mohammad Sadli Razali was wounded in his left thumb and right foot.

He had allegedly fired three rounds from a .38 inch calibre Taurus revolver that belonged to policeman sometime between 7.03pm and 7.06pm, with the intent to cause physical injury.

Under Section 4 (1) of the Arms Offences Act, any person who is convicted of using or attempting to use any firearm faces the death penalty. The case will be mentioned again on June 29.