Old tuk tuk at Ban Dung Bus Station in Udon Thani.

Old tuk tuk at Ban Dung Bus Station in Udon Thani. Photo: Andrew Roberson.

Udon Man Holds Wife Hostage in 10-Hour Police Standoff

UDON THANI — A domestic call turned into a standoff lasting over 10 hours when a man took his own wife hostage at their home before police were able to finally rescue her Tuesday morning.

Police said they waited a long time before eventually breaking into the Udon Thani home where Woraphot Kiriya, 38, had locked himself in with his wife because he had already beaten her and they were afraid he would use his 9mm pistol.

Read more: khaosodenglish.com

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen

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