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Thai security forces Assist hundreds escape as gunman remains holed up in mall

Last updated on February 9, 2020

Soldiers and police have stormed in the Thai shopping mall in which a soldier was on a shooting rampage and helped tens of thousands of people to escape, defense ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit told Reuters.

“Police officers and soldiers have been joining forces and have helped evacuate tens of thousands of people from in the mall,” he explained. “It is not known how many remain inside.”

He explained the suspected gunman was inside the Terminal 21 mall at Nakhon Ratchasima.