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Drunken man arrested threatening people with large knife on Pattaya beach

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PHOTO: Police display the knofe used by the suspect - Pattaya City Law Enforcement

Pattaya City police arrested a highly intoxicated Bangkok man yesterday afternoon for carrying a large knife and threatening tourists and locals on Pattaya Beach. The incident began at around 11:00am, according to police, who say the man, who was severely intoxicated, was openly carrying a large knife, yelling incoherently and threatening people on the beach.

Police were called by local vendors after the man continued to be a nuisance in the area.

The man was cooperative with police and stated he was “just drunk” and wanted to go home to Bangkok. His name has not been released.

Drunken man arrested threatening people with large knife on Pattaya beach | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: – Pattaya City Law Enforcement

Police stated they will be contacting relatives in Bangkok to ensure he goes home after facing any legal charges.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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