Elderly woman with knife causes commotion at Tampines St 82, later taken away in ambulance

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SINGAPORE: An elderly woman with a knife caused a commotion outside St Hilda's Secondary School at Tampines Street 82 on Monday (Sep 19) evening.

When CNA arrived at the scene at around 7pm, an elderly woman could be seen screaming in pain. At least two police cars and about 10 policemen were spotted at the scene. At least four officers were seen carrying what appeared to be submachine guns.

An ambulance arrived shortly after and paramedics tried to calm the woman down. The woman was wearing a green shirt, which was stained with a good amount of blood around the torso region. 

Traffic was disrupted briefly. 

Eyewitness Fuad Mohammad said he was on his way out with his father in a car for an extra curriculum activity when he saw police cars and about six policemen trying to take control of the situation. 

He spotted an elderly woman who was "at most in her 70s" swinging and waving around what "looked like a knife". 

He told CNA that the woman started panicking when more policemen came out and attended to her. He also added that she was alone at the incident. 

Paramedics see to an elderly woman outside St Hilda's Secondary School on Sep 19, 2022. (Photo: CNA/Calvin Oh)

In a video sent by Fuad  an elderly woman in a green shirt carrying a bag can be seen waving her hands and speaking to the policemen at the scene. About 10 policemen were spotted at the scene. 

At around 7.42pm, the elderly woman was put on a stretcher and was conscious when taken away to an ambulance. 

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