SINGAPORE: A 17-year-old teenager was taken to hospital following an altercation with a hawker in a Sengkang coffee shop on Sunday (Apr 24).
A video of the incident, which was circulated on social media, confirmed a person flipping a tray at a hawker, who reacted by attacking him with a ladle.
Responding to CNA’s queries, the police stated they had been alerted to a case of voluntarily inflicting damage at Block 455 Sengkang West Avenue at about 5.50pm on Sunday.
“A 17-year-old teenager was conscious when conveyed to the hospital. A 51-year-old man is assisting with police investigations,” stated the police.
In the video, the man and the hawker had been seen speaking to one another throughout the stall counter at first. But the change appeared to get progressively heated and so they began gesturing at one another.
The man subsequently flipped a tray at the hawker. In response, the hawker took a ladle, acquired out of the stall, and began hitting the person with it.
Police stated investigations are ongoing.