A Thai royalist Kanetpitnuthep Chakraphobmahadecha, commonly known as “K 100 million”, was arrested on Sunday, October 23rd, for attacking the former leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangrungruangkit at the National Book Fair at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Footage taken by event participants caught the moment when Kanetpitnuthep was aggressively approaching Thanathorn before punching him in the face and attempting to strangle him while he was giving autographs at a Progressive Movement booth yesterday afternoon.
Kanetpitnuthep was also reportedly yelling “I have a bomb”, forcing many patrons to run for their lives and causing chaos at the event. However, there was no bomb found when he was captured and searched by security.
แม่ถ่ายคลิปเอาไว้ ตอนคิวที่พ่อกับน้อง กำลังจะไปขอลายเซ็นพี่ธนาธร ตามคลิปเลยครับ พี่เเกโผล่มาจากขุมไหนไม่รู้ คลั่งจ้าดดด #เคร้อยล้าน #งานหนังสือแห่งชาติ pic.twitter.com/OswbDism4P
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Later, Kanetpitnuthep was taken for legal proceedings at Lumpini Police Station initially for the charge of giving a false statement that caused panic among the public under Section 384. He would be liable to imprisonment for a maximum of one month or a fine of maximum ten thousand baht or both. He would also be facing other charges as Thanathorn was preparing to file more charges against him.
During the acknowledgement, the attacker told the police that he only approached Thanathorn only to rebuke him and did not physically attack him or touch him in any way, but he was attacked by Thanathon’s guards.
As of 8:45 PM. yesterday, Kanetpitnuthep was escorted by the police for mental treatment at a hospital due to his psychological health background.
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