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Man wielding sword in Buangkok arrested; at least three cars damaged

A 37-year-old man who was arrested on Monday (March 14) will be charged in court for an alleged offence of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

The police said in a statement that at about 1.55pm on Monday they responded to a call for assistance regarding a man swinging a sword near Buangkok Square mall and stopping oncoming traffic.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly consumed some unknown pills prior to leaving his home with the sword.

He had a brief altercation with members of the public at the lift lobby of the HDB block at which he resided.

Following this, he jaywalked across the road, and allegedly used his weapon to hit five passing cars.

Upon reaching the traffic junction in front of Buangkok Square Mall, the man allegedly swung his weapon at a pedestrian. At this point, other members of the public came forward and assisted to restrain him until the police arrived and arrested him.

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