SINGAPORE – A 48-year-old man, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs and has a history of mental illness, was arrested for allegedly attacking four people with a knife.

The police said in a statement on Sunday (June 6) that they responded to the attack at 6.06am that day at a housing unit at 2 Jalan Bukit Merah Road.

The victims, two men and two women aged between 19 and 59, were taken to hospital.

The man, who acted alone, was believed to be unknown to the victims. He was arrested for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon, said the police.

They added that a knife, chopper, two pen knives and substances suspected to be drugs were seized at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will be provided, said the police.

In a Facebook post addressing Queenstown residents on Sunday morning, Mr Eric Chua, an MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, said he was alerted to the incident.

Reassuring residents, he said that the situation is under control and the police will take some time to gather evidence as investigations are under way.

He told The Straits Times that he understands the victims to be mainly employees of a coffee shop at Block 2.

Mr Chua added that the residents he spoke to were relieved that a suspect has been apprehended.

It is understood the area was cordoned off by the police for investigations.


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