Mr.Semus Michael Macintosh age 29 from Australia, was taken into custody near the McDonald’s restaurant on Beach Road in South of Pattaya. He was holding a bloody 20-cm. knife when apprehended.

Mr. Wattana Aumtai was 32-year-old  who had suffered a 12 cm. cut to his face and was bleeding profusely.

Police Volunteer said he came on the scene when Macintosh was assaulting Wattana and said he witnessed the Australian stab him once before kicking the suspect off the Thai man and calling police.

Macintosh defended himself, saying he had slashed Wattana in self-defense after the Thai had attacked him first. The Aussie was booked on attempted murder charges as police look into the matter more closely.

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