An American national, who reportedly spent time serving for the US Army in Iraq, has been arrested for the second time in the space of a few weeks following a meltdown at a Pattaya condominium complex.
The 35-year-old man, named Lucas McCamy, was arrested last month following a bomb scare at the US Embassy in Bangkok.
He had placed a suspicious box outside the embassy prompting the bomb disposal unit to turn up and cordon off the area. Eventually, they found the package to be harmless but brought Mr. McCamy to Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry for a psychiatric assessment.
No charges were pressed against the former US Marine by police in Bangkok and he was allowed to return to his condo in Pattaya.
However, just weeks later, the American has been arrested again following an incident of what police are calling PTSD occurring on the eighth floor of his condo complex.
Police were called to the scene and discovered Mr. McCamy is a state of severe distress, rambling incoherently and destroying items in his room.
He was shouting and yelling at police, claiming he had a gun and other weapons, however, none were discovered at the scene.
Eventually, police managed to detain the suspect without any injuries to either party. They took him to Pattaya City Police Station and have detained him there pending further analysis of his mental state.
According to family members from California, Mr. McCamy had been injured by an explosion while serving in Iraq and developed severe PTSD shortly after returning home.
Watch a video of the arrest below: