Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

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Bangkok Thailand ExplosionThis combination of file images released by the Royal Thai Police shows a sketch and a closed circuit television image of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

Thai police believe they have arrested the man seen in security footage after a bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people and injured more than 150.

Thai police say they captured him Tuesday on the Thai-Cambodian border. They believe he is the man in a yellow shirt seen in security camera footage leaving behind a backpack containing the bomb.

Few other details were given, but the authorities appear confident.  CCTV’s Tony Cheng filed this report from Bangkok.

Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

Thai police believe they have arrested the man seen in security footage after a bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people and injured more than 150.

More Details:

  • The police say they have not identified the suspect, nor do they know what nationality he is, but initial interrogations took place in English.
  • Police are looking for three more suspects in connection with the bombing and for possession of explosives.