Drunk Iranian arrested for stabbing Frenchman

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A drunk Iranian was arrested after allegedly stabbing a Frenchman for bumping him while dancing.

Seyedmohammad Nejatiabkenar, 27, was apprehended by Pattaya police around 3:30 a.m. May 3 on Walking Street. He was carrying a 20-centimeter-long knife when arrested.

Iranian Seyedmohammad Nejatiabkenar has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Frenchman for bumping him while dancing.Iranian Seyedmohammad Nejatiabkenar has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Frenchman for bumping him while dancing.

Sofiane Elkhaoua, 27, suffered a severe stab wound to the back and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said Nejatiabkenar admitted to stabbing the Frenchman, saying a fight began while the Iranian was dancing.

He had purchased the knife from a Walking Street vendor and had been carrying it for self protection. He was charged with assault.