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17-year-old taken to hospital after altercation with Sengkang coffee shop hawker, police investigating

SINGAPORE — A 17-year-old teenager was taken to hospital following an altercation with a hawker in a Sengkang coffee shop on Sunday (April 24).  

17-year-old taken to hospital after altercation with Sengkang coffee shop hawker, police investigating

A screengrab from the video circulating on social media showing a conversation between the hawker and the young man before the latter flipped a tray across the counter.

SINGAPORE — A 17-year-old teenager was taken to hospital following an altercation with a hawker in a Sengkang coffee shop on Sunday (April 24).  

A video of the incident, which was circulated on social media, showed a young man flipping a tray at a hawker, who reacted by attacking him with a ladle. 

Responding to CNA's queries, the police said they were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt 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," said the police. 

In the video, the teenager and the hawker were seen talking to each other across the stall counter at first. But the exchange appeared to get progressively heated and they started gesturing at each other. 

The young man can be seen subsequently flipping a tray at the hawker. In response, the hawker took a ladle, got out of the stall, and started hitting him with it. 

Police said investigations are ongoing. CNA

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