Gunman intimidates at least one tourist in Patong

A gunman has intimidated no less than one tourist in Patong in Phuket yesterday. Local CCTV footage and eyewitness statements helped law enforcement officials at Patong Police Station observe down the gunman, 25 yr old Kittipong Chanthawong, nicknamed ‘Bank’.
Bank had allegedly accosted the unnamed tourist on Bangla Road. Bank surrendered to police close to a water shop next to a university.
Police confiscated Bank’s gun, bullets and clothes. The vacationer who Bank accosted earlier in the day then recognized Bank to the investigating police. So far, neither Light ’s motives, nor the fees he might face, have been confirmed. The Phuket News famous that it was not confirmed whether or not Bank had approached or threatened some other tourists. Bank is initially from the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
This news comes after one other man threatened vacationers with a knife at a purchasing centre in Pattaya final month. Pattaya Police detained the man at Pattaya Police Station, and declare he was incoherent and couldn’t properly reply questions. The man had also reportedly been talking in circles. The police reportedly had to use particular equipment to subdue him, and the person did not determine himself.
He reportedly might have been a international national from a country neighbouring Thailand.
A related incident happened when a drunk man carried a large knife and threatened vacationers on Pattaya Beach in 2020. He reportedly yelled incoherently as he threatened individuals. Police were known as by local vendors after the person continued to be a nuisance within the space. The man was cooperative with police and said he was “just drunk” and wished to go house to Bangkok..

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