Swiss tourist fatally stabbed outside Bangkok guesthouse

A Swiss tourist was fatally stabbed early Thursday while trying to prevent a fight between a Thai man and a French tourist in front of a guesthouse in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district.

Police said the quarrel broke out after the French tourist reprimanded the Thai, identified by police as Peh, for urinating into a canal.

Peh then returned with a knife and attacked the Frenchman. The victim, named as Leo Alexander Achille, 24, tried to stop the fight but was stabbed.

The police were alerted at 2.30am and Peh was arrested soon after.

Achille was staying at the Flapping Duck guesthouse behind the Phra Sumain Fort on Bang Lamphu road in Samsen Nai sub-distirct.

His Thai friend, Malieen Promnat, said the Swiss tourist heard Peh and the French tourist shouting loudly on the bridge across a canal in front of the guesthouse at 2am and went out to stop them.

Peh later came back with a knife and threatened the French tourist. Achille once again tried to stop the fight but was stabbed.

Police arrested Peh as he was fleeing towards Phra Arthit Road. – The Nation



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