A 32-year-old Russian man was arrested for trying to break into a tourist bungalow at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Chiang Mai.
The Russian was identified by Thai-language media as “Cemnh Semin”, 32.
Park officials were on their night patrol when they saw the Russian burglar. The Russian stabbed one of the officials in the neck before running away.
Two other park officials managed to catch him and called Chiang Mai Police.
The two fought, with the suspect allegedly stabbing the officer in the neck and face with a pair of scissors.
The suspect suffered back and head injuries as he was subdued by backup officers.
Thai tourists at Doi Suthep have complained for months that they’ve awoken to find their property missing.
The Doi Suthep-Pui National Park national park had also stepped up patrols in recent weeks. With officials expressing surprise to find the alleged culprit was a Russian.
The wounded official received first aids and was transferred to hospital. – CTN News