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Army captain charged in knife attack on 83 year old neighbour

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An army captain in the south central province of Chachoengsao has been charged in connection with a knife attack on her 83 year old neighbour in Bang Pakong district yesterday morning. The victim suffered numerous serious wounds. Police rushed to the scene after being alerted at around 7am.The accused attacker, a 45 year old Pansamon Yuenyong, was waiting in the yard of her house next to the victim’s house when they arrived.

Officers report that they saw the attacker talking loudly over the gate to the victim’s relatives. They tried to persuade her to leave her property. After about 30 minutes of negotiations, she left the house and officers took her to the Bang Pakong police station for further questioning.

41 year old Sukanya Wutthisin, daughter of the victim, told police her father was about to go to the hospital before the incident occurred. He had forgotten his face mask, so he went back to the house. She says Pansamon, his next-door neighbour, suddenly opened the gate and walked toward her father.

Sukanya, who was in her car parked in front of another house, says the knife-wielding woman suddenly attacked her father, who tried to escape and ran into his house. When she saw the incident, she honked her horn to alert other family members to help.

Police charged Pansamon with physically assaulting another person causing serious injury. She reportedly admitted to the attack, but gave confusing accounts during interrogation. Relatives of the victim told police Pansamon lived alone in her house and showed signs of mental illness. They said she carried a knife and had tried to attack neighbours on at least 2 other occasions.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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