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The 25-year-old US tourist was shot after stealing a gun and rioting in Thailand


The 25-year-old American tourist steals the Glock 9 mm from the firing range and goes on a rampage. He shoots police and locals before dying from a bullet on the head during the police operation

  • Michael Giavasis, 25, stole a Glock 9mm from a gun range in Pattaya
  • He raged, injured a television reporter and attacked a passerby
  • He barricaded himself in his room and was found dead with a bullet wound to his head

A US citizen was shot dead after a rampage in Thailand.

Michael Giavasis, 25, stole a 9mm Glock from a rifle range in Pattaya before shooting it in the air while riding a motorcycle back to his apartment last night.

The police followed her while she ordered the area to be cordoned off. Giavasis came back to his house, where he opened fire in the parking lot outside, met a television reporter on the foot and attacked a passerby.

Michael Giavasis, 25, stole a 9mm Glock from a rifle range in Pattaya before going on a rampage

The stolen weapon. Giavasis came back to his house, where he opened fire in the parking lot outside, met a television reporter on the foot and attacked a passerby

The stolen weapon. Giavasis came back to his house, where he opened fire in the parking lot outside, met a television reporter on the foot and attacked a passerby

The injured reporter, Tivakorn Kitmanee, said, "I saw that he fired the gun, so I jumped to the ground but a bullet hit me in the foot."

The injured reporter, Tivakorn Kitmanee, said, "I saw that he fired the gun, so I jumped to the ground but a bullet hit me in the foot."

Passerby Pitchakorn, 18, said: “I waited outside the building and was beaten by the foreign man before threatening my sister by pointing a gun at her forehead. Then he fired his pistol into the air. & # 39;

The injured reporter, Tivakorn Kitmanee, said, "I saw that he fired the gun, so I jumped to the ground, but a bullet struck me in the foot."

Giavasis, who had stayed as a tourist in Thailand during the coronavirus lockdown, barricaded himself in his room.

Dozens of armed police surrounded the building while negotiating with the shooter. However, when they broke the door of his room on the fourth floor at 3 a.m., he was found dead after sustaining a bullet wound to his head.

Police Colonel Khemmarin Phitsamai said the American refused to meet the officers and a translator while they were trying to resolve the incident.

Police Colonel Khemmarin Phitsamai said the American refused to meet the officers and a translator while they were trying to resolve the incident

Police Colonel Khemmarin Phitsamai said the American refused to meet the officers and a translator while they were trying to resolve the incident

The American died of a gunshot wound that could have been suicide. There will be an investigation, ”said one officer

The American died of a gunshot wound that could have been suicide. There will be an investigation, ”said one officer

When they broke the door of his room on the fourth floor at 3:00 am, he was found dead after sustaining a bullet wound to his head

When they broke the door of his room on the fourth floor at 3 a.m., he was found dead after sustaining a bullet wound to his head

The official said Giavasis may have killed himself after realizing there was no way out.

He said, “We have evacuated everyone from the condominium building so that they are all safe. The roads were also closed so that the drivers were not at risk.

The American died of a gunshot wound that could have been suicide. There will be an investigation. & # 39;

Forensic police investigated the room. The body was taken to the Forensic Medicine Institute for autopsy.

The U.S. Embassy was briefed of the Greek-born Giavasis' death and his relatives were briefed.

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