Fight between ex-husband and new man attracts 50 police to ER in Chiang Mai

50 officers arrive at ER, photo by Thai Rath.

A fight between a woman’s ex-husband and her new man brought chaos to an emergency room at a Chiang Mai hospital last night, so much that 50 officers arrived on the scene to sort things out.

The storm began brewing between the men when the woman and her new partner went to her ex’s house to ask him to return an amulet. The ex said he had left it at another house. The woman and her ex then began to argue, and the new man stepped in to help defend the woman. That’s when things turned physical.

The ex-husband stabbed the new partner in his ribs, and the new partner punched the ex in his head until he was unconscious. The woman brought her new partner to the ER at a hospital in Chiang Mai’s main city district. Relatives of the ex brought the former partner to the hospital as well.

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Relatives of both men arrived at the ER, claiming they were just visiting the injured men. But ER staff feared a fight would erupt between the families. The staff called police for for help. Fifty officers from not 1, not 2, but 3 different police stations arrived to keep watch on the potentially explosive scene.

The relatives followed orders to clear the area, and were surprised at how many police had showed up. Hang Dong district police plan to question both men later.

SOURCE: Thai Rath

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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