BANGKOK — Police are looking for a man seen attacking a pedestrian and threatening another on a street in the Lat Phrao district of Bangkok.
Police said they became alerted to the attack soon after it happened Tuesday morning near Soi Lat Prao 122 and believe the attacker to be a mentally ill man known for random acts of violence.
“I have instructed investigators and patrol units to track down and find this man, so that police can send him to a care facility,” said local police commander Col. Chettha Sawangsuk. “Because I am afraid he may hurt other people again.”
Footage of the incident posted online showed a man in long-sleeve shirt approaching a man in a yellow shirt and assaulting him without provocation. The yellow-shirted pedestrian was knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked before his assailant finally walked off.