Patong Hotel Employee Arrested for Attempted Murder Following Knife Attack


In a disturbing incident at an unidentified Patong hotel, an employee was apprehended after allegedly attacking his colleague with a knife. The Patong Police were alerted to the violent altercation on Thursday, May 30th, which resulted in serious injuries to one hotel staff member.

According to the Phuket Express, the confrontation escalated when the suspect, identified as a 37 Year-old male employee of the hotel, reportedly slashed the victim’s neck during a heated argument. The assailant then fled the scene on a motorbike, leaving the injured party, identified only as Mr. Anuwat, in critical condition.

Emergency services were promptly called, and Mr. Anuwat was swiftly transported to a local hospital for urgent medical care.

The suspect, whose name has been withheld for legal reasons, was later detained by authorities in a residential area on Rassada Nusorn Road, Phuket City. Upon his arrest, police confiscated a knife measuring 34 centimeters in length, believed to be the weapon used in the attack. The individual is now in custody at the Patong Police Station, where he faces charges of attempted murder.

The suspect did not release an immediate statement about what led to the altercation.

This incident has raised concerns about employee safety and security measures within the hospitality industry in Patong. The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be provided by The Phuket Express as they become available.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.