Man stabbed in the back after dispute during checkers game at King George's Avenue

Two men were injured after a stabbing incident that occurred at the void deck of Block 807, King George Avenue on Tuesday night (Dec 5).

In response to media queries by Stomp, the police said they were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon at 10.23pm.

A 59-year-old man was conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while another 35-year-old man was unconscious when sent to the same hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing,

According to Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao, a 21-year-old passer-by, Mr Zheng, was on his way to Lavender MRT Station at around 11pm when he saw a man lying at a coffeeshop nearby with his back wounded.

"There were traces of blood on the floor and the man appeared to be unconscious. Paramedics around him were trying to resuscitate him," said Mr Zheng.

Another guy was seen being questioned by police officers, though it is unclear whether he was involved in the incident.

A coffeeshop assistant told Shin Min reporters that a dispute had broken out over a game of checkers, which led to the 35-year-old man getting stabbed in the back with a knife.

It is unclear who was the perpetrator or how the dispute started.