Stabbed Korean was attacked by compatriot in Pattaya

Stabbed Korean was attacked by compatriot in Pattaya

The white BMW X5 owned by the South Korean victim, parked at Pattaya tourist police station. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
The white BMW X5 owned by the South Korean victim, parked at Pattaya tourist police station. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA: A South Korean man found with multiple stab wounds had been attacked by a male compatriot he picked up after visiting an entertainment venue early on Thursday morning, police said.

Investigators identified the suspect only as Park, a 38-year-old South Korean man, based on evidence including surveillance camera footage, a police source said.

Local police and tourist police were compiling a case for a warrant for his arrest and were watching for him at possible escape routes.

A taxi driver informed police of the attack on Sen Rong Moo Road in South Pattaya about 2am on Thursday. He said a heavily bleeding man, identified as Park Jinhyung, 28, stumbled out of the rear seat of a parked white BMW X5 and signalled him for help before collapsing on the road.

Surveillance camera footage revealed the victim visited an entertainment venue and then picked up a compatriot Korean in South Pattaya. He was later attacked.

The injured man sustained 17 stab wounds and was still in a coma at Chon Buri Hospital, and unable to answer questions, the police source said.

Park is a very common South Korean family name.


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