Dispute Between Hawker Stall Owner and Cleaner in Boon Keng Hawker Centre Escalates into a Knife Fight

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A dispute broke out between a hawker stall owner, and a cleaner, which escalated into a confrontation with knives.

This incident happened yesterday (6th June), at around 2pm, at the hawker centre located at Block 17 Boon Keng Road.

It was gathered that a drinks stall operator had gotten into an argument with a cleaner, which escalated into a fight. After the cleaner was pushed to the ground by the drinks stall owner, the cleaner grabbed a dining knife as well as a 40cm long chopper to protect himself.

Not wanting to back down, the drinks stall owner grabbed a 17cm long knife and confronted the cleaner.

The police have confirmed that a 59-year-old man and a 63-year-old man were arrested for affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

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