SINGAPORE (AFP) – A man was stabbed Friday in Singapore’s banking district, shocking a lunchtime crowd in one of the world’s safest cities. Police had no immediate statement on the incident involving two ethnic Chinese men at Raffles Place.
Pictures of expatriates and Singaporeans attending to the bleeding victim were widely circulated on social media.
Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported that the two middle-aged men were seen arguing outside a metro station shortly before 1pm (0500 GMT).
One of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other on his waist, buttocks and left hand, the daily said on its website.
Despite his injuries, the victim chased the attacker, who was subdued by bystanders before police arrived to arrest him.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force told local media the two men were sent to the nearby Singapore General Hospital after the incident but did not provide further details.
“Stabbing at #rafflesplace, and my friend pulled them apart… Not in #Singapore, surely?!” wrote Harriet Jenkins on Twitter.
Some praised bystanders who tried to stop the attacker and subsequently swooped in to help the bleeding victim.