Man arrested after allegedly assaulting elderly cleaner and 5 visitors at Punggol Park

Kolette Lim
The Straits Times
Oct 25, 2023

A 40-year-old man was arrested for public nuisance after he allegedly assaulted a cleaner and five parkgoers at Punggol Park on Wednesday morning.

A park worker told Shin Min Daily News that the man is about 1.8m tall and has a strong build.

According to the worker, the man followed a park cleaner, who is in his 70s, to the public toilet. They reportedly broke into a fight after the cleaner told the man off for interrupting his work.

Five parkgoers, including an 86-year-old man and four women, heard the commotion and tried to approach the pair to break up the fight. But they were also hit by the man, who was throwing punches in all directions, said the eyewitness.

He added that more parkgoers came forward to help, and they managed to subdue the man.

In response to The Straits Times’ query, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the police said they received a call for assistance at about 8am.

A 71-year-old man was taken conscious to the hospital. A 48-year-old man and two women, aged 41 and 58, sustained minor injuries, the police said.

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