Singapore Beach Road slashing: How the attack unfolded

16/4/2022 5:05:00 PM

A man who allegedly tried to kill a woman in Beach Road on Thursday (April 14) has been arrested.

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A man who allegedly tried to kill a woman in Beach Road on Thursday (April 14) has been arrested.

A man who allegedly tried to kill a woman in Beach Road on Thursday (April 14) afternoon has been arrested.

Here's how the attack unfolded.1. Mr Leonard Shi, owner of Samurai BBQ in Liang Seah Street, goes to the back of his restaurant to smoke. He hears something metallic hitting the ground. A woman then screams in pain. Mr Shi walks down the 5m-wide alley to the rear of Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat restaurant, which is about 50m away.

2. He sees a woman bleeding on the ground, and a man armed with a sharp object confronting her. The man drops the metallic object and walks into the steamboat restaurant. The woman stands up and runs to Liang Seah Street.3. Still heavily bleeding, she falls behind a car and sits on the kerb. She appears dazed. Restaurant workers realise something terrible has happened and start to investigate.

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The man, 46, is believed to be the woman's husband, and he may have used more than one weapon.They heard a woman screaming for help near Zhong Hua Steamboat and were horrified to see her bleeding while a man armed with a chopper continued to confront her.They added that the man, 46, and his 41-year-old wife have two children - a boy and a girl.They heard a woman screaming for help near Zhong Hua Steamboat and were horrified to see her bleeding while a man armed with a chopper continued to confront her.

The woman tried to get away from him by hiding in a hotel lift lobby. Here's how the attack unfolded. Jackie Tee, 30 said he threw bins at the alleged attacker. 1. Both eateries are on Beach Road. Mr Leonard Shi, owner of Samurai BBQ in Liang Seah Street, goes to the back of his restaurant to smoke. The incident on Thursday happened outside a row of shops and restaurants on Beach Road at about 5. He hears something metallic hitting the ground.30pm.

A woman then screams in pain. Tee was terrified in the moment but he knew that if he did not act, the woman could die. "I heard she intended to go back to China some time ago, but stayed on to help her boss with the hotpot restaurant here," he said. Mr Shi walks down the 5m-wide alley to the rear of Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat restaurant, which is about 50m away. 2. Tee added that the man tried to lunge at him with the chopper but thankfully, a worker from Zhong Hua Steamboat blocked him with chairs and metal plates. He sees a woman bleeding on the ground, and a man armed with a sharp object confronting her. Most of the restaurants in the area were open on Friday, with a steady flow of patrons returning to the area after the horrific attack on Thursday afternoon. The man drops the metallic object and walks into the steamboat restaurant. "There were more than 40 people gathered around but only about 10 people were trying to stop him. "There were more than 40 people gathered around but only about 10 people were trying to stop him.

The woman stands up and runs to Liang Seah Street. 3. Samurai BBQ is on Liang Seah Street, which is adjacent to Beach Road and about 30m from Zhong Hua Steamboat. Wei and Shi were among the people who confronted the alleged assailant. Still heavily bleeding, she falls behind a car and sits on the kerb. She appears dazed. Wei Chen Xiang, a worker from Zhong Hua Steamboat said it was harrowing and visions of what happened came to mind when he turned up for work on Friday. Restaurant workers realise something terrible has happened and start to investigate. A woman who wanted to be known only as Ms Lam, 26, said:"I was shocked when I read the news on Thursday. He threw plastic chairs at the man during the attack.

4. "There was a lot of blood everywhere. The assailant walks up to her and starts slashing her again. Restaurant workers, including Mr Shi, swing into action.. It was very violent. They yell at him and pick up plastic chairs, bins, a ladder and metal signposts and fling the items at the man. About 10 workers, including two air-con technicians, are involved. The workers chased the alleged assailant down an alley behind the row of restaurants and he was eventually Tasered by the police while inside Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat. The workers chased the alleged assailant down an alley behind the row of restaurants and he was eventually Tasered by the police while inside Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat.

5. Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan said the number of knife-related crimes involving murder, robbery, rioting and serious hurt has remained relatively constant, averaging about 150 annually in recent years. They stop the attack and the man retreats to Beach Road. The men's actions were lauded online, with many praising them for being brave. 6. The victim, who has multiple slash wounds, walks into the lift lobby at Hotel Calmo Bugis, which is in Beach Road, to hide from the assailant. The police officers who cornered the alleged assailant, who was still armed, were also praised for keeping their cool as they subdued him. - The Straits Times/ANN Article type: free. The hotel is next to Zhong Hua Steamboat. In a video, two officers could be seen warning him before firing their Tasers.

7. As he falls to the ground, they move in to restrain him. The attacker walks along Liang Seah Street, seemingly searching for the woman. He is armed with a chopper. The alleged attacker, 46, is said to be the husband of the 41-year-old victim, who works in a restaurant along the same stretch of eateries on Beach Road. 8. The restaurant workers continue to confront him, and hurl items at the man. Police said the suspect also slashed his wrists during the incident. Police said the suspect also slashed his wrists during the incident.

9. The attacker is unable to locate the victim and returns to the alley behind Zhong Hua Steamboat. Police had earlier said they were investigating the incident as attempted murder. He starts to cut his own wrists and neck. 10. Those convicted can be jailed for life, or up to 20 years with a fine, or both. The restaurant workers continue their confrontation and the man re-enters Chong Qing (Origin) Steamboat restaurant through a back door. Article type: free.

11. Police officers confront him at the front of the restaurant. With their Tasers drawn, two of them warn the man to drop his weapon. Restaurant workers yell at him in Mandarin to surrender. 12.

Officers fire a Taser and he falls to the ground. They move in and subdue him quickly. 13. An ambulance rushes the injured woman to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. About 15 minutes later, the man is taken by ambulance to the same hospital.

- The Straits Times/ANN Article type: free .