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Thai policeman comforts stressed knifeman

Officer Anirut Malee of Huay Kwang Police Station in Bangkok, Thailand showed his great depth of courage and compassion when confronted with a desperate knife-wielding man at the police station. His actions quickly defused what could have been a dangerous and explosive situation.

Closed circuit camera footage shows Malee calmly talking to the man, who hands over the knife. Then, rather than arresting the man Malee throws down the knife and hugs him.

Males told Thai Visa News: ‘He used to be a musician but had been working as a security guard for three days and had not been paid. On top of this he had had his guitar stolen and it was all stressing him out.’

‘I heard him out and sympathized and said I had a guitar to give him, and suggested we go out for a meal together’.

The unnamed man was then taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. No charges were filed against him.

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