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Thai Attacker Was in Court on Drugs Charge Just Before Mass Shooting: Police

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Last Updated: October 06, 2022, 16:33 IST

Bangkok

The gunman has also been identified as a former police officer who was fired from government service. (Photo: Local Media Agencies)

The gunman has also been identified as a former police officer who was fired from government service. (Photo: Local Media Agencies)

The attacker was agitated when he arrived at the day-care facility to find his child was not there and left, then shot at bystanders and drove his vehicle at them, police said

The perpetrator behind a gun and knife attack in Thailand that killed at least 34 people had attended a court hearing on a drugs charge prior to opening fire at a day-care centre, police said on Thursday.

The attacker was agitated when he arrived at the day-care facility to find his child was not there and left, then shot at bystanders and drove his vehicle at them, Paisan Luesomboon, a police spokesperson, told ThaiPBS television. He said the attacker returned drove home and killed his wife and child.

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first published:October 06, 2022, 16:33 IST
last updated:October 06, 2022, 16:33 IST