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    Gunman surrenders after five-hour standoff in Bangkok

    A man who fired dozens of shots this morning in Bangkok’s sportswear centre surrendered to the police at about 11am after a 5 hour standoff.

    The identity of the gunman and the motive behind his actions were not known at the time of this report, but police said that no one was killed or injured.


    The incident began at around 4am in Chula Soi 10, near Chulalongkorn University, which is a hub for the locally-made sports garment market. Periodic gunfire continued for about an hour.

    Police rushed to the scene and the vicinity was cordoned off, with people living in the area told to stay indoors.


    An eyewitness told the police that the gunman was an unidentified individual aged about 40, adding that he and some friends went for a look only to be fired upon, forcing them to run for cover.

    A police negotiator persuaded the gunman to surrender at about 11am. The suspect was taken for questioning.


    The incident in Bangkok comes hot on the heels of a rogue trooper going on a shooting rampage last weekend in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, killing 29 people, including three police officers. That gunman was shot dead by police at the Terminal 21 shopping mall, after a 12 hour siege.

    Gunman surrenders after five-hour standoff in Bangkok – Thai PBS World

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    he and some friends went for a look only to be fired upon, forcing them to run for cover.
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    Upto until the 70's Australians referred to themselves as Pom's.
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    Just asking the supposed teacher if he is a teacher,as anything more than ten syllables and he's fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    An eyewitness told the police that the gunman was an unidentified individual aged about 40, adding that he and some friends went for a look only to be fired upon, forcing them to run for cover.


    was he surprised?

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    Downtown Bangkok gunman charged with attempted murder

    Police have filed multiple charges, including one of attempted murder, against the man who allegedly fired over 50 shots in Bangkok’s downtown area early this morning, terrifying people in the neighbourhood.

    Other charges include carrying gun in public without a permit, discharging a firearm in a public place and illegal use of narcotics. The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.


    Pathumwan police said the attempted murder charge was filed because a ballistic examination showed that some of the gunshots were aimed at a group of people opposite the suspect’s position.


    The incident occurred at about 4am in Chula Soi 10, near Chulalongkorn University, which is a market for locally-made sports garments. The periodic gunfire continued for about an hour.


    Police rushed to scene and the vicinity was cordoned off, with people living in the neighbourhood being told to stay indoors. A police negotiator talked the shooter into surrendering with no injuries being reported.


    An eyewitness told the police that the shots were fired by an unidentified man of about 40 and he and some friends went for a look, only to be fired upon, forcing them to run for cover.


    The suspect reportedly told police that he was under stress caused by family and business problems.


    The incident in Bangkok comes hot on the heels of a rogue trooper going on a murderous rampage last weekend in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, killing 29 people, including three police officers. The gunman was shot dead by police at the Terminal 21 shopping mall, the scene of a dramatic 12 hour siege.

    Downtown Bangkok gunman charged with attempted murder – Thai PBS World

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    Apparently he has been released on a 350k bail as the guy is not considered dangerous by authorities, apparently this was triggered by family issues and poor business results of his gold shop.

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    not named and gets bail ?

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    "Pathumwan police said the attempted murder charge was filed because a ballistic examination showed that some of the gunshots were aimed at a group of people opposite the suspect’s position."

    Damn these guys are good. Fortunately for the group the shooter was not.

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    Damn, just noticed my Avatar thingy and it looks like someone shot a hole through my Tamarind Tree.
    Best call the bib to figure it out and Pronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    not named and gets bail ?
    His name is Ekachai Jaruksin

    And the article about his bail, initially I perused BKK post to get it but didn't find anything, on contrary I found one about him being denied bail, but Thaiger state the opposite

    Bangkok shooter granted bail despite drugs | The Thaiger

    Yep fishlocker watch your back, any trouble with the neighbours before that?

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