A German man was stabbed in the neck yesterday as he waited for a taxi with his girlfriend at a bus stop next to Bangkok’s Mo Chit BTS station.
Bang Sue Police Station received a report of the stabbing in front of Chatuchak park at about 2pm yesterday.
According to Khaosod, 63-year-old Peter Specht was standing with his Thai girlfriend when the perpetrator — identified as 41-year-old Thai national Winai Homniam — walked over and stabbed him with a knife before attempting to flee.
Winai, however, was captured and subdued by a motorbike-taxi driver who ran after him after witnessing the crime.
Spect was then rushed to the emergency room at Paolo Memorial Hospital on Phahonyothin Road.
The 3-centimeter-long wound on the right side of Specht’s neck was reportedly so deep it cut into the fatty subcutaneous tissue below the skin.
According to Healthwise, a nonprofit health organization, what police described would be considered a stage three wound, one away from the most serious.
When interviewed by Morning News, Winai didn’t make a lot of sense, telling reporters that he regularly carries a knife with him and this stabbing was an “accident’.
Right, a stage three “accident.”
According to police, testing show that Winai was not under the influence at the time of the attack. They plan to perform a psychological assessment on him this week.