Man arrested for rash act after throwing down items from HDB block during quarrel

One of the items struck the windscreen of a car parked downstairs. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man was arrested after he threw items down from the sixth storey of a Housing Board block in Bukit Panjang during a dispute with his wife on Monday (Sept 25) evening.

The incident occurred at Block 274, Bangkit Road, around 5.30pm, police told The Straits Times.

The man threw items including a knife and a small statue from a praying altar, ST understands.

The police said they received a call for assistance at 5.34pm and arrested the 48-year-old man for the offence of rash act.

An item he had thrown struck the windscreen of a car at the open-air carpark and shattered the windscreen, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday.

The owner of the car, 56-year-old hawker Zhang Guoliang, told Wanbao that he had returned from a short trip to a minimart nearby to find the shattered windscreen.

Mr Zhang said a woman from the sixth floor came down and apologised to him but said she was unable to compensate him.

Neighbours said they have heard the couple quarrelling before.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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