Man who fired gunshots close to Chulalongkorn University arrested


BANGKOK — Authorities said the man who fired gunshots in Pathumwan was arrested at 10 am on Friday.

Patumwan Police cordoned off the alley and deployed blockades around a commercial building in Soi Chula 10, Banthat Thong Road in Wangmai subdistrict of Pathumwan district after over 20 gunshots were heard early in the morning, The Nation reported.

The sound of gunshots, said the police, originated from a sport apparel shop on the building’s ground floor. They found Ekkachai Charueksilp, 44, who admitted that he had fired a gun at around 4am while aiming outside the store.

Police speculated that the suspect fired the gun because he was under stress due to family problems.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Source: The Nation

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