Man, 64, nabbed after allegedly attacking woman with hammer near Ang Mo Kio MRT station

The 54-year-old victim suffered injuries to her head during the alleged attack near Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Sunday afternoon (July 22).
The 54-year-old victim suffered injuries to her head during the alleged attack near Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Sunday afternoon (July 22).PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 64-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly used a hammer to hit a woman near Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Sunday afternoon (July 22).

He fled the scene after the alleged attack.

In a press release on Monday, the police said the suspect is believed to have been involved in a case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

The 54-year-old victim suffered injuries to her head and was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division managed to track down the man, who was found drunk at a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.

A sling bag and a hammer were seized.

If convicted, the man may be imprisoned for up to seven years, or face a fine, or caning, or any combination of these punishments.