Peak ®, a Thai man suffering from kidney disease, holds a man hostage with a knife in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok January 9, 2012. Peak, out of frustration, held the man hostage because he was owed money. The hostage was released 30 minutes later after successful negotiations by the police, and Peak was taken to the police station.
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