Man arrested after firing multiple gunshots in his shop


BANGKOK–  A 48-year-old man was arrested after firing dozens of gunshots in his residence in Pathumwan district, Bangkok.

The man was identified as Ekachai Jarueksin. He fired many gunshots before police could calm him down and brought him to the Pathumwan police station.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Police were informed of the incident in the morning and cordoned off Chula 10 and 12 roads as many gunshots were heard from a sports clothing shop of Ekachai. Police said the man had family problems and suffered from stress.

A neighbor said Ekachai lived alone and was friendly. He neither had any business problem nor had committed any gun-related crime.

Application-based food delivery motorcyclist Pawarit Suanboon said he heard the first gunshot at 3.55am while he was waiting for food orders in the area. He and his friends fled for safety immediately.