Sword-wielding "samurai" terrified MRT commuters
by atrecord » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:59 pm
A man who frightened passengers by carrying a sword while boarding a train has been arrested.
A photo uploaded on The Straits Times's twitter account appears to show the man being apprehended by a number of police officers.
STOMPer Qarl had earlier sent in photos showing the commotion that ensued after the man boarded the train.
Screenshots of a video of the incident has also been published on AsiaOne.
According to the STOMPer, passengers were frightened when they caught sight of the man and moved to one corner of the train.
Police officers were also called to the scene.
In a phone conversation with the STOMPer, he said:
"I saw these photos on Twitter today (Dec 16).
"A big-sized man was seen holding onto a sword when he boarded the train.
"According to the person who tweeted the photos, the man was shouting and commuters were seen running to one side of the train in fear.
"Police officers were also called to the scene and was seen protecting these civilians.
"From what I understand, the man just alighted the train at Dhoby Ghaut station."
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by sushi88 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:32 pm
Stress or boredom?
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by MMM » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:07 pm
Just thinking aloud what I would do if I am on the same carriage. Think I will keep a distance and get off at the next stop... Imagine being stuck on the same train and the samurai goes berserk
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by phtthp » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:13 pm
After little India riot now come little Japanese samurai ...
How come he can walk into mrt station, carrying a samurai sword in his hand ?
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