21-year-old questioned for threatening to recreate the Korat massacre in Chiang Mai

A 21-year-old man has been questioned by police after he threatened to recreate the Korat massacre in Chiang Mai.

Known formally as the Nakhon Ratchasima shooting, the mass shooting between Feb. 8-9 saw a Royal Thai Army soldier murder 30 people while injuring another 58 others. The shooting is notable as it’s the largest single non-government approved massacre of Thai citizens in the Kingdom’s history.

The man, who was not named by Thai language media allegedly wrote on Facebook “yesterday Korat, today Chiang Mai should be the dog” with a picture of a gun.

The accused submitted himself for questioning at 1 p.m today following an investigation by Thailand Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression, Provincial Police Region 5 (Chiang Mai).

The accused confessed, saying that he was drunk and angry at the time he made the post on Facebook. He did note that he had quickly deleted the post but it had been shared without his knowledge. He added that he was sincerely sorry for making the post and that he would not do anything like this again.

It’s not clear if he has been arrested and charged with reports noting that the investigation is ongoing along with a review as to whether to prosecute the man for making the post.

Photo: Chiang Mai News