Drunk knife-wielding Burmese man shot, arrested in Mae Hong Son

A drunk Myanmar national who was threatening police with a knife has been shot then arrested in Mae Hong Son.

The incident occurred yesterday, Jan. 16 at around 2:20 p.m. in Moo 7 Mae Ngao, Amphoe Khun Yuam.

Mr. So Lu Lu Mia, 45, allegedly approached a checkpoint where he threatened police with a knife, also managing to cause injury to one officer.

After a short pursuit and demanding that he drop the knife, police shot the man in his hip.

Mr. Mia was reported to be only slightly injured and obtaining treatment in a local hospital. Police said that they would charge him with “causing a police officer to be injured.”