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.
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.

"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.