Yet another police case in Yishun: Knife-wielding man arrested after holding woman hostage


A 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday (9 January) after holding a 60-year-old woman hostage with a knife. The incident happened near the void deck of Block 108 Yishun Ring Road.

Police responded to a call for help at around 7.35 am. The man was disarmed and arrested at the scene. Police investigations are still ongoing.

The woman suffered minor injuries and refused to be taken to the hospital.

Early investigations showed that the man did not know the woman and preliminary investigations by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) found that the perpetrator’s urine tested positive for controlled drugs.

If you are oblivious to the number of terrifying events that happened in Yishun, here’s a list:

1. Cat killings

From September to December 2015, 17 cases of cat abuse were reported. And in April 2021, three kittens were found dead under the same block.

2. People with stun guns

In August 2016, two men were playing with a stun gun at Northpoint.

And in January 2017, two people were spotted by the police attempting to steal something from a car while in possession of stun guns.

3. Drug syndicates

In 2016, the leader of a drug trafficking operation was arrested with over S$62,000 worth of drugs at a suspected drug store in Yishun.

More recently, in April 2020, five people were arrested in Yishun for drugs worth at least S$360,000.

4. Weird people

In November 2016, a strange man went knocking door-to-door asking if they had any babies or children.

5. Numerous murders

In 2008, a triple murder happened in Yishun. The Chinese national murdered his lover, his lover’s daughter ad his flatmate.

In October 2022, a 19-year-old teenager was accused of killing his father in Yishun Avenue 4.

Let’s hope the horror stories end here for the residents of Yishun. But if you know of any other weird happenings in Yishun, do let us know in the comments section below.

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