Police on Friday spent six hours trying to apprehend a crazed garage owner who slashed two monks with a knife, hit another on the head, and damaged property at a temple in Kanchanaburi’s Muang district.
The frenzied man is seen in the temple in Kanchanaburi’s Muang district. Police on Friday spent six hours trying to capture the garage owner who slashed two monks with a knife, hit another on the head, and damaged property at the temple.
One of the victims was severely injured by Ithikorn Suksert, 40, while the other two sustained minor injuries.
Mr Ithikorn was found rampaging in a pavilion at Wat Khao Chong Sadet, said Pol Maj Gen Kamolsanti Klanboot, chief of Kanchanaburi police. Police threw fire crackers and smoke grenades into the building, but the man refused to come out.
Officers opened the doors of the pavilion to allow a fire truck to hose water over the man, in an attempt to subdue him, but he rushed out and charged at officers with a small blade in his hand.
Pol Maj Gen Kamosanti said police had to shoot Mr Ithikorn with rubber rounds before they could safely approach him.
The man was taken to Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital for treatment.
Sumalee Suksert, Mr Ithikorn’s wife, 38, said her husband went mad and attacked her on Thursday. Police briefly took the man into custody after his attack on the woman, setting him free after he had calmed down.
After his release, the man went to sleep at Wat Khao Chong Sadet, having told his wife that he wanted to be ordained, but ended up attacking the temple.