CHONBURI — A foreign tourist attempted suicide in a bar in Pattaya this morning after he saw his ex-girlfriend with another man, police say.
Police have identified the man as a 44-year-old Canadian national. Rescue workers were called to assist him at around 3 am today in front of a bar on Soi Pattaya 16.
The tourist reportedly had large knife wounds on his right arm, and is now being treated at Pattaya Memorial Hospital.
A witness, Wassana Yoosuparb, told police that the Canadian man was drinking at the bar when he saw a woman he used to date with another man.
He then reportedly tried to convince her "come back" to him, according to Wassana.
"His [ex] girlfriend refused, so he became sad and acted madly. He used his knife to slash at his own arm," Wassana said. She added that people in the area promptly called police for help.