RATCHABURI: Three inmates at Khao Bin prison on Sunday held a prison guard hostage after they were spotted trying to escape the complex by the officer.
Reports said the inmates, who are detained in the 6th Zone, drove a backhoe that was being used for constructing a building into the prison's wall at about 3.30pm. The prison guard, named as Suthep Joisrikate, spotted the escape attempt and tried to stop the prisoners. But he was seized by the men who are armed with a knife and sharp metal objects.
The three inmates, all serving a life sentence, were identified as Suthiraj Sangarthit, Prasit Sansabai and Ronnachai Sriparnkaew. The first two are convicted murderers while Ronnachai has drug convictions.
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