Woman attacks Lottery MC during draw in Phatthalung – VIDEO

The live broadcast of the government’s bi-weekly lottery draw was interrupted when a 35 year old woman threatened one of the MCs with a screwdriver.

The lottery draw, held in Phatthalung province’s City Hall yesterday, was being broadcast live on Channel 5. The hall was full lottery enthusiasts and government officials when the attack happened.

The attacker, later identified as ‘Prapapan’ from Phatthalung’s Muang district, is believed to have a history of mental illness.

The Channel 5 MC, Thananya Pipitwinchakarn, was announcing the funds the Government Lottery Office was donating to local authorities, when Prapapan approached her.

Video footage of the incident shows Prapapan walking past the television camera towards Thananya who was looking down. Suddenly Prapapan held a screwdriver against the MC’s neck.

Two men sprang up to rescue Thananya, and as they were dragging Prapapan away, she was heard yelling that her problems have never been solved or reported by the media. The broadcast of the lottery draw was then temporarily suspended.

The lottery draw MC was slightly injured and shaken from the incident.

Police investigators claim that Prapapan appears to have a history of mental illness.

She apparently tried to lodge a complaint with local authorities and the media on February 28, but when nobody paid her any attention, she was heard yelling that she would make everybody learn about Phatthalung.

Thailand News
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