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Viral video shows Singapore man swinging sword at passers-by and cars

Videos of the incident showed the man swinging the sword at one person, before slipping to the floor where he was held by passers-by.

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BY LOW YOUJIN, Today Online 
Published March 14, 2022
  • Man detained by public in Buangkok housing estate in Singapore’s northeast; two people and the man suffered minor injuries, police said
  • Incident, on Monday afternoon, caught on video and uploaded onto Facebook group Roads.sg; man could face jail, fine, cane

SINGAPORE – A man was arrested for criminal intimidation and possession of an offensive weapon after he had allegedly swung a sword at several people in Buangkok, police said on Monday (Mar 14).

The police said they responded to a call for help at about 1.55pm on Monday after a man was seen wielding a sword in the vicinity of Buangkok Square.

Police said that aside from damaging at least three cars outside the Buangkok Square shopping centre, the unidentified man had allegedly swung the sword towards members of the public.

Two members of the public, and the man himself, had sustained minor injuries, said the police. No further details on how the injuries were sustained were given.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said, without going into detail, that one individual was taken to the Sengkang General Hospital for minor abrasion.

Two others were assessed for minor injuries, but they refused to be sent to the hospital.

A man who was seen swinging a sword in Singapore on Monday has been arrested by police. Photo: Handout

The police, who responded to the incident at around 1.55pm, have since arrested the man for criminal intimidation and possession of an offensive weapon. The sword was seized as a case exhibit. Investigations are ongoing, said police.

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