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Man with ax ravages Thai neighborhood, shot dead by police

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A man was shot dead by police after he allegedly ravaged a Northeast Thailand neighborhood, swinging an ax at locals and damaging things around him. Police say 40 year old Detsak Khonhan allegedly charged at an officer when asked to put the ax down.

Police say the man ignored warning shots. An officer then shot Khonhan in the leg, but Khonhan still continued to charge. The officer then fatally shot him in the chest.

In his rampage, Khonhan damaged 4 cars and 2 motorcycles. A report from Nation Thailand says he swung the ax at locals, but did not report on possible injuries.

Police do not know Khonhan’s motive for his outburst, but say he has a history of mental illness and drug use.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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    Perceville Smithers

    August 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Suicide by cop.

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    Toby Andrews

    August 21, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Well done.
    I am tired of mental cases being locked up in nice accommodation for years while money is wasted trying to cure them.
    He had a chance to give up . . .

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    Somchai Farang

    August 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Khonhan the Barbarian?

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