Man injures 2 patrons with nail clipper at Changi Village hawker centre, arrested

A 38-year-old man caused a scene that lasted several hours at Changi Village Hawker Centre on Saturday evening (Jan 13) and injured two patrons in the process.

The suspect, who was believed to be drunk when the incident occurred, was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon after police were alerted to the scene at 7.40pm.

The police told Stomp that a 30-year-old man was conscious when sent to Changi General Hospital.

The other man sustained superficial injuries, reported The Straits Times.

Witnesses told Shin Min Daily News that they saw the suspect walking unsteadily and harassing other patrons, including yelling at them.

A 28-year-old stall assistant also claimed that the suspect had thrown plates at children, spit on the ground and stole food from patrons.

The two victims had initially tried to help the suspect onto a seat, but were unsuccessful.

Before leaving the premises, they reportedly told the suspect to stop causing trouble at the hawker centre, but this escalated into a fight involving all three of them.

Shin Min reported that the suspect then brandished a nail clipper that he had with him and lunged at the other two guys.

One victim had deep cuts to his arm and the other had injuries to his thigh.

Police investigations are ongoing.