Man involved in slashing incident at Jalan Besar also fled from police, injured officer at Tampines

A 27-year-old man who was involved in a slashing incident in the Jalan Besar area and who had also injured a police officer on a separate occasion has been arrested.

The police were alerted to the slashing case on March 31, where a 41-year-old man sustained deep cuts to his wrists, forearm and shoulder.

Following extensive investigative probes and ground enquiries, officers from the Central Police Division and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) established the suspect's identity.

Investigations also revealed that the suspect was wanted for other criminal offences, including traffic and drug-related offences.

On April 7 at around 2.40am, CID officers mounted an operation in the vicinity of Tampines.

During the operation, the suspect fled from police officers in a car, damaging a police vehicle and injuring an officer in the process.

The officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

After tracing the suspect, officers from the CID, Police Intelligence Department, Central Police Division and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) mounted another operation on the same day, at about 11.30pm.

The suspect, together with a 23-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, were arrested in a hotel located along Victoria Street during the joint operation.

The man will be charged in court today (April 9) with voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

Police will be seeking a court order for the suspect to be remanded for a week for investigations into his suspected involvement in other offences.

Investigations against the other two suspects are ongoing.