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Man Assaults 6 People In Punggol Park Including Cleaner, 1 Victim Sent To Hospital

6 People Fall Victim To Assault In Punggol Park, Police Arrest Man

On Wednesday (25 Oct) morning, a man assaulted six people — two men and four women — in Punggol Park. This included a cleaner.

Members of the public were eventually able to subdue him, with one of them contacting the police regarding the incident.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they sent one person to Sengkang General Hospital afterwards.

Man in Punggol Park assaults people

According to 8world News, the incident occurred in Punggol Park at 8am on Wednesday (25 Oct).

Source: NParks

Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, a witness described the assailant as a man who looked to be nearly 40 years old.

He also had a strong build and was about 1.8m tall.

For some unknown reason, the man allegedly followed a cleaner into a restroom and began interfering with the latter’s work.

It’s believed that the cleaner then confronted the man by pushing him out of anger.

This upset the man, and a fight broke out between them.

They subsequently shoved each other towards the area outside the restroom.

Members of public subdue man

At that time, a group of people were exercising nearby and heard the quarrel unfold.

Five of them came over to break up the fight, but the man ended up assaulting them as well.

The victims of the assault were two men and four women, Shin Min Daily News confirmed. A witness added that they were “not young”.

Describing the scene as chaotic, the witness said that the women screamed and fled the scene in a panic.

A few male passers-by later came over to help, knocking the man to the ground and subduing him.

One of them called the police, who arrived and placed the man under arrest.

Medical personnel attended to the wounded victims, sending the cleaner to the hospital as he had sustained injuries to his left arm.

Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, one of the injured people, 86-year-old Mr Chen, said he knew the cleaner as he had assisted in repairing his bicycle when it broke down.

When Mr Chen arrived at the park that morning, he saw the man kicking and beating the cleaner, who is in his 70s.

He stopped to help but was attacked as well, suffering a hit to his head with his bicycle getting knocked down.

“Although I was scared, I didn’t want to see anything happen to the cleaner,” Mr Chen shared.

Thankfully, he added that he’s fine now after a bit of rest.

1 person taken to Sengkang General Hospital

An image of the incident shows a man sitting on the ground near an SCDF officer with his hands and ankles tied.

Source: Facebook

In addition, an elderly man stands with other SCDF personnel as he gets his blood pressure measured.

SCDF have confirmed to MS News that they received a call for assistance at Punggol Park at about 8.10am on 25 Oct.

Upon their arrival at the scene, they conveyed one person to Sengkang General Hospital.

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Featured image adapted from Facebook.

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