Policeman attacked as former Sgt major causes mayhem at a Pattaya housing project

A Pattaya policeman was seriously injured after a former senior sergeant major went on a violent rampage.

Jetsadabhon Reungrit was arrested and sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment after a number of anti-social incidents at a Na Jomtien housing government project, in Chon Buri.

Residents alerted security guards to a scene after Jetsadabhon began hammering on residents’ doors and threatening them with a knife. This followed several nights of anti-social behaviour where neighbours would be woken in the early hours of the morning to the sound of him shouting and throwing things around inside his apartment.

One policeman was injured during the arrest when the suspect hit him with a wrench.

Jetsadabhon was then sent to Banglamung Hospital after police apprehended the man on Saturday.

His mother, Payom Niyomsilp, says her son had a history of self-harm after losing his temper.

The 68 year old says his mental illness problems are a result of long term drug abuse. She explained to police that the former senior sergeant major began using drugs while on the job and was forced to resign due to physical and mental ailments caused by his substance abuse.

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Bob Scott is an experienced writer and editor with a passion for travel. Born and raised in Newcastle, England, he spent more than 10 years in Asia, mostly in China. He worked as a sports writer in the north of England and London before relocating to Asia. Now he resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Thaiger English News. With a vast amount of experience from living and writing abroad, Bob Scott is an expert on all things related to Asian culture and lifestyle.