At least four people were injured after an alleged attacker had entered a shopping mall in Bangkok half naked and carrying a knife, October 3, in the evening.
Police from the Nonthaburi Provincial Police Station rushed to the mall on Ngamwongwan Road around 8:00 PM after being alerted of the crime involving multiple injuries of security guards.
Two security guards at the mall were reportedly seriously injured with one being stabbed in the neck and the other in the chest while two more security officers suffered minor to moderate injuries to their back and right arm. All four of them were being treated at a local hospital.
A security guard chief told the police that, before the incident, the team had been informed of an unidentified man seen carrying a knife and walking half-naked around the mall displaying unusual behavior, threatening customers with his knife.
A large crowd of customers was told to evacuate before the four security officers immediately charged the alleged attacker and were eventually injured during the capture. The attacker also reportedly was knocked unconscious after being physically attacked by onlookers who attempted to assist the security guards. The suspect was not cooperative with demands to stop resisting according to security officers.
The police investigation revealed that the alleged assaulter was identified as Wanchai Bunruang, 33, who had recently been released from the Chiang Mai prison on September 13 after a 4-year detention over a robbery charge.
Wanchai is now detained at the Nonthaburi Provincial Police Station for legal proceedings and is initially charged with physical assault causing injuries towards others and for carrying a weapon in public.