‘Subway Samurai’ remanded in IMH
SINGAPORE : The man who was arrested for bringing a samurai sword on board an MRT train has been remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
39-year-old Peter Chua Teck Choon, who was charged in court on Tuesday for possessing a weapon, faces a jail term of up to five years and at least six strokes of the cane.
On Monday, Chua, who teaches swordfighting at a martial arts school, jumped the fare gate at Paya Lebar MRT station and carried a samurai sword on board the train.
Photographs of Chia wielding the sword while dressed in samurai garb soon went viral on social media.
Chua alighted at City Hall MRT station and was later arrested near Bugis MRT station.
Video of his arrest here:
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