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5 police kiosks set on fire in Bangkok, no injuries reported

Jack Arthur

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At least 5 police kiosks were set ablaze early this morning in Bangkok. The Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fires. Police discovered the kiosks had been set on fire sometime during last night’s curfew.

The Central Police Forensic Division sent teams to the various kiosks, which had already had their fires put out by firefighters. The forensic police are looking for clues to what they believe is arson. They say the fires were the work of one coordinated group. They add that the fires were set sometime between 2:30am and 3am this morning. First, the police kiosk at the Saphan Kwai intersection was given the fire treatment, followed by 4 others at the Pradipat, Si Ayutthaya, Mitsamphan, and Pibul Wattana intersections.

The police say most of the kiosks were only somewhat damaged, but the one at the Pradipat intersection was heavily damaged. They add that no officers were hurt as a result of the fires. They went on to say they will check nearby CCTV footage to help determine who might be responsbile.

2 months prior to the kiosks being victimised, the Royal Thai Police Office sign was tampered with.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

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