Early Morning Attack Leaves Man Critically Injured in Pattaya

Pattaya —

A violent incident involving a knife attack left a man critically injured in Pattaya.

In the early hours of March 13th, 2024, Nongprue police received a report about a knife attack, which occurred near Motorway 7 in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Police officers, highway patrol, and rescue personnel rushed to the scene under the expressway to find scattered belongings and a trail of blood on the ground.

The victim, identified as 35-year-old Mr. Sathit Ngernkhunduang, was discovered unconscious with severe head and neck injuries believed to be inflicted by a knife. He received initial medical attention before being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

According to a witness, the victim was likely homeless. He was reportedly attacked by a man wielding a 1-meter-long knife. The victim ran to a 7-Eleven store to escape the perpetrator before losing consciousness at the front of the store.

According to another witness using the pseudonym Ms. May, Mr. Sathit told her before passing out that he tried to defend his girlfriend from a rapist. The pair fled the scene together towards the store, but the perpetrator followed and reportedly attacked Mr. Sathit under the bridge. The woman escaped and sought help from nearby residents. However, Ms. May stated she was unsure if this was true.

Police apprehended a suspicious man near the scene. The man, who remains unnamed, was found with a short knife, which he claimed he used for cutting fruits while he was out exercising. He also reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol with the victim earlier but denied involvement in the attack.

Authorities are detaining the suspect for questioning and are seeking statements from the victim’s girlfriend. They are also reviewing CCTV footage and gathering evidence to identify and apprehend the actual suspect.


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Aim Tanakorn
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