Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crazed Thai husband holds his WIFE hostage at knifepoint during six-hour stand-off with police

This is the moment a crazed knifeman was locked in a tense stand-off with police after holding a 10-inch blade to his wife's throat.

Sakdawut Hamsiri held his terrified wife hostage for six hours in Bangkok, Thailand after ignoring repeated pleas from police to let her go.

His partner Thawee Naiyanit appeared petrified as her husband, who is said to have been under the influence of drugs, pointed the huge knife at her neck.

As a shocked crowd gathered to watch the dramatic stand-off, police tried to negotiate with the Hamsiri, 30, to let the woman go unharmed.

But when he repeatedly refused their requests, officers were forced to electrocute the man by Tasering him.

A Thai police officer is said to have waited until Hamsiri turned away, before firing the Taser at him to subdue the knifeman.

Hamsiri was then arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. His partner is said to have had minor cuts, but was otherwise unharmed. Read More