Man to be charged for holding chopper along Bukit Batok Street 31

A 54-year-old man will be charged in court for his suspected involvement of being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The police said in a statement that they received a call for assistance on Saturday (Sept 24) at about 7.40pm regarding a man allegedly holding a knife along Bukit Batok Street 31.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had a prior dispute with a known acquaintance and was believed to be drunk.

There were no reported injuries and one chopper was seized as a case exhibit.

The man will be charged in court on Monday (Sept 26) with possession of offensive weapon.

The offence carries a jail term of up to three years and up to six strokes of the cane.

"The police have zero tolerance towards acts of violence that threaten the safety of the general public," the statement said.

"Offenders will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law."