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12 Sep 2018 | 09:19 AM UTC

Thailand: Foreign tourists attacked with knife in Bangkok Sep. 11

Thailand News Alert

German tourists suffer knife attack in downtown Bangkok on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok

Event

On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11, a German tourist and his wife were attacked with a knife in downtown Bangkok, near the BTS Mor Chit station. The attacker was wearing a red towel wrapped around his head and abruptly assaulted the two, both in their sixties, seemingly without notice or reason. Passers-by converged on the attacker and detained him until police arrived.

Context

On a related note, other foreign nationals have recently fallen victims to thieves (on motorbikes especially) while walking along busy streets or traveling in open-air means of transportation in Thailand.

Advice

Individuals in Thailand are advised to remain vigilant during their stays, especially while walking, and report any criminal incidents to the local police.

 

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