Thai man takes grandfather hostage in Bangkok standoff

A 70 12 months previous Thai grandfather was taken hostage by his 35 year outdated grandson in a Bangkok lodge leading to a standoff that ended when police tased the man. The incident took place in the Charoen Krung space of Bang Rak in the capital city.
Incredibly had just lately been launched from jail one month prior after serving a sentence for theft. It was reported that he had not found any employment since he was launched.
He had left his home two days ago telling his household that he was off to seek for his girlfriend, and family members say that they didn’t hear from him again until they discovered him staying at a 600 baht an evening lodge room. Genuine for staying there haven’t been defined.
Yannawa police were referred to as to the scene at 11 am yesterday where 3 shophouses on Soi 44 have been being used on the lodge. The man had holed up on the fourth flooring the place he had taken his grandfather hostage using a 6-inch knife.
After police arrived and negotiated, they convinced the man to convey his grandfather downstairs however as the 2 exited the lodge the hostage-taker held his grandfather in a headlock with a knife to his throat. When he got 20 meters from the hotel entrance police deployed a taser and were capable of stun the man into submission and free his grandfather who escaped the incident unharmed.
Details of how the scenario started and why it escalated right into a hostage standoff haven’t yet been clarified. But each the grandfather and the grandson have been transported to Lertsin Hospital for care..

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