The dramatic incident began at noon on Tuesday when Kittikan started firing shots into the air from his house on Soi Jiramakorn. Kittikan, a Special Branch inspector with a history of mental illness, continued to discharge his weapon throughout the night, leading to the evacuation of residents in the neighborhood.
Police attempted to smoke Kittikan out by firing 20 tear gas canisters at the house in the early hours of Wednesday, but were unsuccessful. Negotiations with the gunman continued for almost 20 hours before coming to an abrupt halt when a Special Ops unit lobbed stun grenades into the house. The unit gained access to the second floor of the house at 6.20am, but was unable to reach Kittikan, who had locked himself in a room on the first floor.
Finally, at 11.25am, TV reporters at the scene announced that police had gained access to the first floor. Kittikan was then shot and disarmed by police commandos at 12.10pm, according to the MPB. At the time of writing, his condition is unknown. The incident has been reported as a rogue Bangkok cop being shot and disarmed, bringing an end to a 24-hour standoff.
Another incident happened on October 6, 2022, where a former police sergeant named Panya Khamrab, aged 34, killed 36 people and injured ten others through shooting, stabbing, and vehicle-ramming in Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand. The majority of the attack happened in a children's nursery situated in the Uthai Sawan subdistrict of the Na Klang district.
This event is the deadliest mass murder carried out by a single person in modern Thai history, with a death toll higher than the Nakhon Ratchasima shootings in 2020