Police arrest taxi driver suspected of slashing man after driving dispute

A taxi driver is suspected of slashing a 21-year-old man at Rivervale Crescent on Sept 1, 2016.
A taxi driver is suspected of slashing a 21-year-old man at Rivervale Crescent on Sept 1, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
A taxi driver is suspected of slashing a 21-year-old man at Rivervale Crescent on Sept 1, 2016.
A taxi driver is suspected of slashing a 21-year-old man at Rivervale Crescent on Sept 1, 2016.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A 59-year-old taxi driver has been arrested on suspicion of hurting a young man at Rivervale Crescent.

Police said it was alerted to an incident at about 8.30pm on Thursday night (Sept 1).

The taxi driver, believed to have been involved in a traffic dispute with the victim, was nabbed on the spot.

A 21-year-old man was taken to Changi General Hospital, reportedly with slash wounds to his chest.

Photos of the scene were sent to website Stomp by an eyewitness. A man in white was seen pressed on the road with his arms twisted behind his back.

A young man in black lay on the pavement, his hand on his chest.

A knife was was found in a drain at the scene, Shin Min Daily News reported.

A witness told the Chinese daily that he heard the taxi sounding its horn at the car, then later saw two people get off from each of the vehicles and start to argue.

Police classified it as a case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

Investigations are ongoing, police added.