Man, 66, arrested for slashing friend, 58, at Chai Chee Avenue

Police officers cordoning off the site where a man was injured in a slashing attack, at Chai Chee Avenue on April 8, 2017.
Police officers cordoning off the site where a man was injured in a slashing attack, at Chai Chee Avenue on April 8, 2017.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Blood stains are seen near the site of a slashing attack in Chai Chee, on April 8, 2017.
Blood stains are seen near the site of a slashing attack in Chai Chee, on April 8, 2017.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A 66-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly slashing another man at Chai Chee Avenue on Saturday (April 8).

Police said that the man was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by a dangerous weapon.

His victim, a 58-year-old man, had multiple injuries and was taken to Changi General Hospital.

The attack, which happened close to 6pm, happened at Block 38, Chai Chee Avenue.

The two men were good friends, but began to turn against each other about a year ago, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Sunday.

The attack came after an argument between the two.

A witness told the Chinese evening daily that the victim shouted for help while holding the attacker's wrist tightly.

The witness said he asked the attacker to put down his knife. While he was distracted, the injured 58-year-old escaped, leaving a trail of blood where he fled.

The attacker did not give chase, but also left, apparently in a panic, the witness said.

Police said investigations are ongoing.