Retired traffic policeman jumps to death from pedestrian bridge in Nonthaburi


A retired traffic policeman jumped from a pedestrian bridge to his death in Nonthaburi's Muang district early on Thursday.

Police said Pol Sub-Lt Paithoon Luang-aram, 66, a retired traffic policeman of the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau, jumped from the pedestrian bridge in front of a restaurant on Ratchapruek Road in Tambon Bang Rak Noi.

Paithoon died at the scene from head injuries.

Witnesses told police that Paithoon was drinking at a restaurant with a girlfriend and the two left separately. Paithoon was seen calling several taxis but he did not get in. He eventually walked up the bridge and jumped over.