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Sword-wielding man shot dead by Phuket Town pub security guard

Sword-wielding man shot dead by Phuket Town pub security guard

PHUKET: A pub security guard in Phuket Town shot dead a Thai man in the early hours of this morning (Aug 1) after intervening in an altercation the man had with a woman at the venue, and attempted to attack security guards with a sword.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 1 August 2022, 12:06PM

Police were called to the scene, the parking lot of the Nai Mueang Phuket pub and karaoke bar opposite Phuket Customs House on Phuket Rd, at 5:50am.

By that time Kusoldharm rescue workers had already arrived to find the man, Traitaewit ‘Got’ Chindamaikul, 27, a resident of Phuket Town, unconscious and unresponsive. He had been shot once in the chest.

Rescue workers performed CPR at the scene and en route to Vachira Phuket Hospital, but Mr Traitaewit was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to the police report no less than five senior officers from Phuket City Police Station arrived to inspect the scene, including Phuket City Police Chief Col Sarawut Chuprasit.

Lt Col Sakchai Chunyong, Chief Investigator at Phuket City Police, noted that Mr Traitaewit was found beside his white pickup in the car park.

On the ground nearby was a sword with a blade about half a metre long.

Police also found one spent bullet casing.

Internal - Phuket News TV

The pub security guard who fired the shot, Chaiwat ‘Od’ Chuwong, 35, was waiting for police at the scene. He immediately surrendered the Glock 9mm handgun he fired in the incident.

Mr Chaiwat, registered as living in Rassada, was taken to Phuket City Police Station for questioning, Lt Col Sakchai confirmed.

According to witnesses at the scene, Mr Traitaewit was involved in an altercation with a woman at the venue, Col Sarawut reported.

Security guards intervened, but Mr Traitaewit took exception to their involvement and grabbed a sword from his pickup and turned to attack.

In response, Mr Chaiwat fired one shot at Mr Traitaewit, hitting him in the chest.

All people involved in the incident will be questioned further, Col Sarawut said.

So far police have made no comment on why the venue was open at the time of the incident.

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Kurt | 02 August 2022 - 10:47:35

--- Phuket Town Pub open at 05:50AM.
---Security guard with a gun,
--- 5 Senior officers turn up at that early time.
1+1+1 = 3.
Are some of these senior police officers owners of that Phuket Town Pub?

Taswegian | 02 August 2022 - 09:25:00

Obviously forgot the motto of the wild west: "Never take a knife to a gun fight."

JohnC | 02 August 2022 - 08:43:26

pooliekev. Stop exaggerating. The story says the sword was only half a metre long. Either way it would be an interesting follow up story as to whether the security guy was licenced to carry a concealed weapon. Also, no less than 5 senior officers turn up so early. Why?

charles | 01 August 2022 - 21:38:25

why was it open still at 5am 

Pooliekev | 01 August 2022 - 13:45:36

@Fascinated. In case some hoodlum with a metre long sword starts acting up.

Fascinated | 01 August 2022 - 12:22:21

One key thing missing here- why was a security guard at a pub armed in the first placce?


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