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Pattaya journalist injured as foreigner steals gun, fires at police, then kills himself

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

An armed man has killed himself after a stand-off with police in Pattaya that lasted several hours, during which a journalist was shot. It’s understood the man, a 25 year old American citizen, stole a Glock 9mm with 8 bullets from a shooting range, with staff trying but failing to stop him from making his getaway on a motorbike, according to The Pattaya News.

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

After police were notified, a team of over 50 officers gave chase, following the man to a central Pattaya condo building, where he had barricaded himself in at one property. He proceeded to fire several shots at officers, with a journalist, named as 31 year old Tiwakorn Kritsmanee, from Channel 3 News, shot in the left foot. He is undergoing treatment at a local hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

It’s understood the suspect remained locked inside the condo for several hours, while police attempted to negotiate with him. He refused to cooperate or to speak to them, or a translator.

Residents were evacuated and roads around the condo building closed as police attempted to persuade the man to surrender. Eventually a special response team led a raid on the condo, with police pronouncing the suspect dead after he shot himself in a bedroom.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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13 Comments

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Are the 2 pics supposed to be the same person?

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    Johnny Rambo

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Now they are killing foreigners. This is just the beginning guys. We are witnessing the birth of a nazi country in Asia: Thailand.
    This incident proves how racist the Thais are. These Thai fascists think they are superior to all other ethnicities though most Thai people have probably a lower intelligence than my dog.

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      Richard

      Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      What are you talking about? He shot himself. Seems to me your comments show how racist YOU are.

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      Brian

      Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Are you going into a manic episode or something? Please seek mental health treatment.

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      Toby Andrews

      Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      If your dog is a border collie, yes, but if it a Yorkshire terrier, no.
      Yorkshire terriers are really dumb dogs.
      Yes I agree, Thais have a big opinion of themselves – in the Far east, but all they are capable of doing among westerners in the West, is run restaurants.
      They are geniuses at inventing scams . . .

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      James

      Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:24 pm

      Johnny Rant-bo

      Therefore if you live in Thailand you should leave and go to a better country which suits you and if you don’t then don’t bother checking what is going on in Thailand and then there will be no need for you to write daily negative comments against Thailand.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Tragic.
    Maybe he saw no way out of a situation where he was trapped in Thailand, going broke, and the pinyin had left him.
    I am just guessing . . .

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    gosport

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    No country for outlaw!

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    Khun plastic

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    If the information in the article is correct and he pulled a similar stunt in his own country just how do you think the police would have acted there?

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    You’re out of your tiny mind.

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    Political Observer

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:29 am

    The police did a good job.

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    Mike

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:43 am

    1 the 2 pictures not same person 🙂
    2 thai’s are know worldwide for scams and killing of foreigners
    Here is just 1 of many.
    Google wijittra nammata phuket or youtube search kho tao murders it is all there 🙂

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    Mark

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:42 am

    How is it that a 25 Year Old American is legally living in Pattaya this far into the lockdown?

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