TRAT — Ten people, including three teenagers, were arrested for starting a fight and damaging three medical ventilators in a hospital emergency room in Trat province last Friday.
According to police, the ten were friends of two men who were injured in a fight at a nightclub shortly after midnight on 26 June. The pair was sent to Trat Provincial Hospital, and their friends arrived at around 2am, said Pol.Lt. Boonma Thathong, an officer at Mueang Trat Police Station.
However, upon seeing each other, the two groups resumed their brawl in the hospital's emergency unit, the officer told reporters.
"Such action damaged three of the hospital’s ventilators, which are medical equipment for the public," Pol.Lt. Boonma said.
Police tracked down and arrested ten suspects after the director of the hospital filed charges.
The suspects were identified as Kachane Anusap, 18; Anuwat Kansong, 19; Tatthep Buddhakesorn, 20; Samran Promma, 20; Jakkrit Ruengkachit, 23; Kritchapat Suthan, 21; and Athiwat Retsuk, 24, and three underage individuals.
Police say one more suspect is still at large.
The group has been charged with intruding a state building at night, and causing damage to public property. They will also be forced to pay for the costs of the damaged devices, Pol.Lt. Boonma said.
At a press conference today, police made the young men join hands and swear that they would not hold grudges against eachother.
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