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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing

8:25pm IST - 01:13

Police investigating Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a foreigner they said matched the description of a man who left a bag at the crowded site of a blast in Bangkok nearly two weeks ago. Nathan Frandino reports.

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This is the man Thai officials believe is responsible for the deadly Bangkok bombing. He was arrested at a budget apartment in a northern suburb of the capital, where Thai police also found fake passports and bomb-making materials. Police didn't immediately release the suspect's name but say he'd been in Thailand since January last year and is being held at a military site on initial charges of possessing illegal explosives. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) THAI POLICE SPOKESMAN, PRAWUT THAWORNSIRI, SAYING: "The result of the search, we found a man who is now arrested by police for possessing explosive items. He is a foreigner, 28-years old. He owns parts that can be used to assemble explosives." The August 17th attack killed 20 people and wounded scores more at the crowded Erawan Shrine, a top tourist destination. Grainy surveillance video had shown a man with shaggy hair dropping off a backpack and casually leaving before the bomb went off. Police say they are looking for additional suspects. Little progress had been made in the investigation until now and speculation has been rife about who masterminded the devastating attack.

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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing

8:25pm IST - 01:13