Chopper showdown: Two neighbours hospitalised after slashing each other
Two middle aged men were charged in court yesterday for allegedly attacking each other with choppers on Saturday night.
Neighbours Si Sim Pang and Ng Ah Huat, both 51, are each facing one count of voluntarily causing hurt using a dangerous weapon.
At 9.36pm that day, the two men, each allegedly armed with a chopper, attacked each other at the 10th storey HDB staircase landing of Block 8 North Bridge Road, court papers said.
Si allegedly used a chopper to slash Ng's forearms and stomach area, while Ng is said to have slashed his neighbours's left forearm.
Police said they received a call shortly after the fight and arrested both men.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were also alerted and dispatched an ambulance to the scene.
Paramedics took one of the men to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, said a SCDF spokesman.
A woman was also hurt during the altercation, reported Shin Min Daily News.
She declined to be taken to hospital by paramedics and went on her own, said the SCDF spokesman.
When reporters visited the scene, blood stains were seen on the wall, floor and railing of the 10th storey staircase landing.
Ng will be back in court on April 29, while Si's next hearing is on May 3.
If convicted, they could each be jailed up to seven years, fined and caned.