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The Latest on Bangkok: Police Trace Suspect's Route

The Latest on Bangkok: Police Trace Suspect's Route

Saturday, 22 August 2015 07:21 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the bombings in the Thai capital (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Thai authorities say they have made "much progress" in their investigation of Monday's bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

A spokesman for Thailand's ruling junta said they have been able to use closed circuit television to learn the transportation route that the main suspect took to and from the downtown Erawan shrine.

Col. Winthai Suvaree also said Saturday that a police artist's sketch of the unidentified suspect has been distributed to border crossings.

1:15 p.m.

New surveillance video has surfaced in Thailand offering a possible clue to Monday's bombing in downtown Bangkok that took 20 lives.

Video leaked to Thai media shows a man in a blue shirt placing a bag on a riverside walkway, then kicking it into the water on Monday night shortly after the explosion several kilometers (miles) away at the Erawan shrine.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, an explosion took place in the water canal near a busy pier without hurting anyone.

Police spokesman Prawuth Thawornsiri said Saturday that police are seeking the man for questioning, even though it remains unclear if his actions had anything to do with either explosion.

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The latest on the bombings in the Thai capital (all times local):2:15 p.m.Thai authorities say they have made "much progress" in their investigation of Monday's bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.A spokesman for Thailand's ruling junta said they have been able...
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