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Pattaya: Foreigner steals gun from shooting range, fires at police from condo

 

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An American man who stole a gun from a shooting range in Pattaya and later opened fire on police during a several hour long siege has been found dead, police have said.

 

The dramatic incident unfolded on Monday evening when the 25 year old man stole a Glock 9mm handgun and eight bullets from a shooting range in the Huay Yai area of the city. 

 

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The man then fled to a condo in central Pattaya where he began to open fire at police, who returned fire at around 12:15am. A Channel 3 journalist suffered minor injuries in the crossfire. 

 

The man reportedly barricaded himself in his 4th floor condo after refusing to drop his weapon or negotiate with police. 

 

The siege continued for several hours with the man refusing to surrender. Police evacuated residents from the condo and closed nearby roads. 

 

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At 3am officers from Pattaya and Huay Yai Police, Tourist Police and a Special Operations (SWAT) unit entered the suspect’s room.

 

Inside, they found the man’s body who was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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A full investigation into the incident has been launched. 

 

Police said they understand the man had a history of mental illness and drug addiction. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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How is it B.S. when the US is the country with the a huge gun problem. Also on this board you will always have Americans moan on how to get guns. So yea I think my assessment was pretty accurate. Yes

Perhaps you should learn more about Americans...before spouting off BS

and they let him on a firing range ? 

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Looking at that bottom photo of the 4, their seems as many guys in the corridor as there was on the balcony of the Iranian Embassy siege.

 

Stories to be told for years to come.........

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1 hour ago, robblok said:

Why am i not surprised that this gun crime was committed by an American. Anyway must be a mental case combined with brought up in a  culture that adores guns. Not sure what he thought he could do with 8 bullets.

Shoot 8 people perhaps???

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Police said they understand the man had a history of mental illness and drug addiction. 

 

what was the mental illness and what drugs are we talking about?

 

he could still teach in Thailand, no problem.  

 

yea, you could have kids at a school and he could have been your teacher. 

 

they check for YaBa....but i think that's it.  no mental check, nothing.  

 

 

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