Police shoot drunk man wielding two long knives
South Dagon police shot a 35-year-old man in the thigh on the afternoon of August 11 for allegedly being drunk and slashing at them with two knives.
Police got word that Thet Khine Win was acting unruly in Number 56 ward and went to check on him. When they arrived, they said, they tried to arrest him peacefully but he struck them with two 8-inch knives, so they shot and wounded him. He was taken to Thingangyun San Pya Hospital.
Thet Khine Win had been arrested in the past for disturbing the peace, and in July was ordered to check in with the police every 15 days for six months.
Now he is facing charges that could carry up to two years in prison.
– Toe Wai Aung, translation by Khine Thazin Han