Elderly man slashes neighbour with 47cm sword over staring incident at Marsiling Lane

An elderly man slashed his neighbour with a 47cm-long sword over a staring incident at Block 16 Marsiling Lane, and was charged in court on Saturday (June 30). 

The incident happened at about 1.54am on June 14, 2018, reports Shin Min Daily News

According to the paper, the accused and victim were neighbours, and the attack had stemmed from a staring incident. 

The accused, Lu Fu Cai, 65, was charged with voluntarily causing hurt using a dangerous weapon.

The court heard that Lu had brandished the sword during a confrontation at the void deck of the block on the day of the incident. 

Lu lunged at the victim with the sword, inflicting injuries on the victim's chest. For the use of a dangerous weapon, Lu could be jailed up to three years, fined or caned. 

Shin Min Daily News visited the scene and spoke to the victim, Mr Wang Jin He, about the incident. 

Mr Wang said that he was fortunate to escape with only light injuries. 

He added: "As the case will undergo trial, I cannot comment further. The entire sequence of events is rather complicated. There were also cases akin to robberies in the past. I will report these cases to the police.

"I suspected that I may have been targeted because I involved myself in these matters."

The paper understands that Lu is in remand, and the case will be tried in court on July 3.