Man arrested for knife possession while visiting ex-wife's home in Pasir Ris

More than 10 policemen were seen at the void deck, some with riot shields. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO READER

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man was arrested for possessing a scheduled weapon, after a group of policemen were seen at the void deck of a Housing Board block on Thursday (Oct 19) night.

The Straits Times understands that he was at the home of his ex-wife, who called the police. He was believed to have a knife in his possession.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

An ST reader sent pictures and a video of more than 10 officers, some with riot shields, at the foot of Block 540, Pasir Ris Street 51, around 10.30pm.

Neighbour Muhammad Firdaus, a 32-year-old who is self-employed, told ST that he heard some noises and looked out of the window to see the group of policemen there.

The police told ST on Friday that they received a call for help at 9.29pm.

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"A 48-year-old man was arrested for possession of a scheduled weapon," said the spokesman.

Scheduled weapons refer to specific types of knives, including flick knives with blades that open automatically by pressure applied to a button, spring or other such device; all kinds of knuckledusters; and any sword, machete, parang or the like.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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