Man, 39, arrested after attacking victim with knife in fight at Jalan Besar

A 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a knife in Jalan Besar.

The police said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 10) that they were alerted to a fight at Jalan Besar on Saturday (Sept 9).

Preliminary investigations revealed the man is believed to have been involved in a dispute with the 40-year-old male victim and that he had allegedly used a knife to attack him.

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him within eight hours.

Two knives and the victim's bloodstained shirt were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on Monday (Sept 11) for voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

The offence carries a jail term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.

The police said they have zero tolerance for such brazen acts of violence and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law.

Members of the public are reminded that it is an offence to carry an offensive and/or scheduled weapon in a public place.

The offence carries a jail term of up to five years, and at least six strokes of the cane.