Man, 21, arrested for carrying knife near City Hall MRT station on New Year's Day

He will be charged in court on Feb. 6.

Syahindah Ishak | February 05, 2020, 07:14 PM

A 21-year-old man was arrested for carrying a knife along North Bridge Road near City Hall MRT station.

Attempted to run away from officers

According to a press release by the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the incident happened on Jan. 1, 2020 at about 12:15am.

Officers from the Public Transport Security Command were conducting a check on two men, but one of them attempted to run away.

He was subsequently detained and searched.

Following the search, officers found a knife in his possession and he was then arrested.

Will be charged in court

The man will be charged in court on Thursday, Feb. 6.

He will be charged with carrying an offensive weapon in a public place under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act.

If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to three years or given at least six strokes of the cane.

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