Man hurt in slashing incident in Bedok, suspect arrested

Police officers standing near a trail of blood in Bedok North hawker centre during investigations in a slashing case.
Police officers standing near a trail of blood in Bedok North hawker centre during investigations in a slashing case.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The victim was taken to Changi General Hospital.
The victim was taken to Changi General Hospital.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
A trail of blood at the hawker centre at Blk 538, Bedok North Street 3, after a man who was attacked in a slashing incident ran into the hawker centre.
A trail of blood at the hawker centre at Blk 538, Bedok North Street 3, after a man who was attacked in a slashing incident ran into the hawker centre.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Police officers stand near a trail of blood in Bedok North hawker centre after a man who was slashed ran in.
Police officers stand near a trail of blood in Bedok North hawker centre after a man who was slashed ran in.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Investigators at Bedok North hawker centre looking at the trail of blood left by the victim of a slashing incident.
Investigators at Bedok North hawker centre looking at the trail of blood left by the victim of a slashing incident.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Police officers at Bdeok North hawker centre, after the victim of a slashing incident ran into the hawker centre, leaving a trail of blood.
Police officers at Bdeok North hawker centre, after the victim of a slashing incident ran into the hawker centre, leaving a trail of blood. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

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.