Engine revving dispute triggers shooting and stabbing in Bangkok

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An argument between three Thai men over the sound of a revving motorcycle engine escalated into a shooting and stabbing at Kheha Nakhorn 2, Soi Lat Krabang 36 in Bangkok on July 4.

Lat Krabang Police Station officers were alerted to the physical altercation in Soi Lat Krabang 36 at 6pm. Upon arrival at the scene with the Ruamkatanyu Rescue Foundation, officers found two injured men, 26 year old Nantapong Manjai and 33 year old Jakkapong Yarangwong.

Nantapong had a severe cut to his head, and Jakkapong had a cut to his left wrist. A seven-inch knife used in the attack was found nearby. The two were rushed to Sirindhorn Hospital. Their condition was not made public.

The attacker was identified as a 30 year old Thai man named Nukoon “Arm” Saeten. He hid in his home, where he lived with his girlfriend, after the stabbing.

Arm’s girlfriend told police that her boyfriend argued with a group of four men after the group caused a disturbance in the community by revving their motorcycle engine.

Arm confronted the group in the evening and, as a consequence, one of the rivals shot him in the stomach. Arm then seized a knife from the gang and attacked two of them before hiding in the house.

The woman insisted that Arm did not have any weapons and did not carry the knife with him. The knife used in the attack belonged to a rival of Arm.

Police officers surrounded the house and convinced Arm to surrender. Arm, however, fled the house and went on a rampage wielding a knife as he tried to attack nearby police officers before returning to the house.

DailyNews reported that police eventually managed to get the situation under control and apprehended Arm at 10.20pm. Officers took Arm to the hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound. Legal proceedings will start after his condition improves.

There was no report on whether the rival who shot Arm would be summoned for questioning or face legal action.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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