Police officer in charge warns of violence during shutdown
January 09, 2014 00:00
Pol Lt-General Sophon Pisutwong, who is in charge of the operations in relation to the "Bangkok shutdown", warned Thursday that some of the 27 missing police guns and ammunition might be used to incite violence on Monday.
Sophon said the weapons – six shotguns that riot-control police used to fire rubber bullets with, 12 teargas launchers, three .38 pistols as well as six police personnel pistols – had gone missing from police trucks during the December 26 clash between anti-government protesters and police force at the Thai-Japanese Stadium. So far, only one 9mm pistol belonging to a Nakhon Sawan police officer has been retrieved and the suspect arrested, he added.