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Posted by Thairath on Thursday, 19 May 2016
The standoff took place when heavily armed police surrounded the car of university lecturer Dr Wanchai Danaitamonut, who yesterday shot dead two of his colleagues in what is being reported as an argument over his career.
A manhunt was then launched for the 60-year-old lecturer, who reportedly fled the scene of the shooting yesterday, according to the Mirror.
The six-hour standoff ended at around 6:45 pm local time (12:45 pm GMT) when Dr Wanchai shot himself. Police then rushed the man to hospital to seek urgent treatment for his wounds.
He was wanted for killing Dr Pichai Chaisongkram and Dr Natthapol Chumworathayee inside Phranakhon Rajabhat University’s Buddhist philosophy building.
Numerous Thai media stations reported that police were desperate to find the suspect, as yesterday he told friends and relatives that he would be ‘parting with them forever’.
The gunman is currently recovering in hospital.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.