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Thai Police Arrest Main Bangkok Bombing Suspect

Officials say the man was arrested at the Thai-Cambodian border.

By Kate Grumke | September 1, 2015

Thailand's Junta Chief said Thai authorities have arrested the main suspect in connection with a bombing near a shrine in Bangkok in August.

Police had previously released this sketch of a suspect. The alleged bomber arrested Tuesday was apprehended at the Thai-Cambodian border and is reportedly a foreigner.

This comes after another foreign suspect was arrested in connection with the bombings last week. Police said they found multiple passports and bomb-making materials at that suspect's apartment.

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At least 20 people were killed in the attack on the shrine, and nine of the dead were foreigners. Thailand's prime minister said he thought the bomb was targeting tourists.

A suspect was caught on CCTV footage near the shrine wearing a backpack. Then he was seen again later without the backpack. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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