SINGAPORE - An 18-year-old who entered various shops in Bedok Mall wielding a pair of scissors on Wednesday (Dec 27) was arrested for public nuisance.
The police put out a notice on its Facebook page at 6.33pm saying that they were "attending to an incident at Bedok Mall".
A man has been detained and no one was injured, the police said.
The Straits Times understands that less than 10 stores were affected.
A 21-year-old student, who gave his name only as Mr Basyir, told ST that the incident occurred at around 5.30pm to 6pm.
"I saw a man screaming and shouting in shops in Bedok Mall, toppling and breaking stuff from shops," he said.
"I couldn't get a close view because I was 2m to 3m away from the incident. I saw a couple of men pinning him down at some watch shop. He did quite some damage to a couple of shops, including glass blinds."
The police said in an update at 7.35pm that the 18-year-old man was found to be holding onto a pair of scissors and causing trouble at the mall.
"The man, who has a history of mental health problems, has been arrested for public nuisance," said the police.
Bedok Mall's general manager Mustafa Abdul Rahim confirmed the incident, adding that it was extending its fullest cooperation to the police in their ongoing investigations.
He added that the affected stores would be open for business as usual on Thursday (Dec 28).