Police arrested a 19-year-old French national at a hotel in south Pattaya after he had threatened an Englishman and his Thai girlfriend at their room in the same complex. About an hour before sunrise on Tuesday the receptionist at the Prima Place apartment on Third Road in south Pattaya called police to attend the scene as a 19-year-old French national, Salim Azzug, had threatened an Englishman and his Thai girlfriend with a long-bladed knife. The Frenchman was taken into custody and claimed he had just come back from a night of ingesting alcoholic beverages on Walking Street. He had become involved in an argument with some Thai men on the street and when he returned to the hotel he was still angry. At the same time he entered the lift to go to his room he shared the conveyance with a 29-year-old Englishman and his Thai girlfriend. Mr Azzug didn’t like the look of them, and it may well be the feeling was mutual, so when he exited the lift he went to his room, grabbed his knife and went to the Englishman’s room and tried to break in, banging the knife against the door. Police soon arrived and took Mr Azzug down to the station.