BANGKOK — A viral video of foreign graffiti artists breaking into Bangkok’s metro depot and spray painting a train carriage, which set off waves of indignation Saturday, was actually from three years ago.
Two days after the viral video prompted police to vow to hunt down the perpetrators, the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, itself strongly criticized over the incident, spoke out Monday on the vandalism and security breach to point out it actually happened in 2013.
“BMCL already filed a complaint at Huai Khwang police station on that day,” a transit authority representative wrote on its Facebook page. “Police have previously investigated the crime scene.”
According to the transit authority, the incident took place at MRT Phra Ram 9.