The standoff began when Gubenko re-entered the store 15 minutes after buying water there and opened a bottle of nail polish that he began applying to the back of an ATM machine. When staff approached him, Gubenko pulled a knife, threatening to slash anyone who came near.
Yuri Gubenko, allegedly upset over the loss of his girlfriend, threatens police with a pair of knives inside an East Pattaya 7-Eleven.
Police negotiators spent three hours trying to calm the Ukrainian, with no luck. Witnesses said the suspect was upset after being abandoned by his girlfriend.
Officers brought in a Russian-speaking police volunteer and, finally, sprayed the suspect in the face with pepper spray to subdue him.