A Russian man was arrested in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park for allegedly robbing tourists at the Chiang Mai mountain campground for the past three months.
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Identified by Thai-language media as “Cemnh Semin”, 32, the man was spotted about 3 a.m. Sunday in the Suan Son campground. He ran after spotting the patrol officer, who gave chase and tackled the suspect.
The two fought, with the suspect allegedly stabbing the officer in the neck and face with a pair of scissors. The suspect suffered back and head injuries as he was subdued by backup officers.
Thai tourists at Doi Suthep have complained for months that they’ve awoken to find their property missing.
The national park has stepped up patrols in recent weeks, with officials expressing surprise to find the alleged culprit was a foreign expat.
The wounded official received first aid and was transferred to hospital.