Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who slashed a youth in Ang Mo Kio on Thursday.
According to The New Paper (TNP), two youths got into a loud dispute outside a 24-hour fast-food restaurant at Block 448, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.
After shoving each other, one of them took out a knife and slashed the other on the right shoulder in front of shocked patrons.
The 17-year-old victim, who left a blood trail where the attack took place, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Madam Lim, 60, a newspaper vendor, told TNP, “I saw the victim getting into the ambulance. His arm, from his shoulder to his elbow was covered in blood.”
Residents said that two groups of youths were shouting at each other before the incident.
According to police, the victim and attacker are acquainted. The spokesman told TNP: “Preliminary investigations suggest the incident is not gang related.”
Some people Yahoo! Singapore spoke to were shocked when told about the latest slashing.
Said events manager Eric Tan, 36, “It sounds like slashing is becoming the norm for youngsters these days. Hopefully the police will come down hard on these teenagers.”
Salesman Tony Soo, 28, agreed. “Teenagers these days are badly behaved. For this incident to happen in broad daylight is a big concern. What are their parents doing? Can you imagine what would have happened if there were kids around the area when the slashing took place?”
The Ang Mo Kio slashing is the third incident after a teen was slashed to death at Downtown East and six people were involved in the Bukit Panjang clash.