SINGAPORE - A young man ran to a Bedok North hawker centre after being slashed on Tuesday morning, leaving behind a trail of blood.
Police said they received a call on Tuesday at about 5.22am requesting for assistance at Block 538 on Bedok North Street 3.
They established that a case of "voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons" had occurred.
A 25-year-old man was conveyed conscious to Changi General Hospital, police said. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that he had injuries on his left arm. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday evening.
An eye-witness, who identified himself as Mr Raja, told The Straits Times that the victim stumbled into the hawker centre dripping blood, and shouted that he needed a cloth.
A hawker got a cloth from a nearby newspaper vendor and helped him stem the bleeding while Mr Raja went to get water from the toilet to help him wash the wound.
But the victim left before Mr Raja returned with the water.
The 64-year-old said the gash in the victim's palm was so deep he could see bone. According to Lianhe Wanbao, the man's little finger was almost detached.
Another witness told Shin Min Daily News that he came face to face with the attacker. The slim-built young man waved a knife at him and warned him not to go to the hawker centre as he had just slashed someone.