Arrest warrants underway for 7 suspects in Lak Si shoot-out


BANGKOK, Feb 13 – Police will seek court approval to issue arrest warrants for seven men connected with a clash at Lak Si intersection on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

National Police chief Adul Saengsingkaew said the authorities have the names of several suspects, all of whom are not men in uniform.

Deputy National Police chief Ake Angsananond said police were accumulating evidence to take action against the seven suspects at Lak Si intersection, including a hooded man who hid his gun in a popcorn bag and now widely known as the “popcorn gunman.”

He said three groups of protesters, from Lat Phrao intersection, Chaeng Wattana Road and Wat Lak Si, were involved in the  clash at Lak Si intersection.

Regarding the fatal incident at Wat Sri Iam on Jan 26 in which a key anti-government protester was shot dead, the national police chief said video clips of the shooting acquired by police were not clear enough to identify the culprits.