|The photograph released by the Thai police |
BANGKOK, THAILAND. The Royal Thai Police have taken a man into custody in connection with the Erawan bombing that rocked metropolitan Bangkok two weeks ago which killed 20 and seriously injured more than a hundred.
Police said they took a 28-year old man holding a fake Turkish passport into custody on Saturday afternoon, August 29 and charged him on the grounds of explosives possession and could face more charges after further investigation.
Reports say that General Somyot Poompunmuang also dismissed the earlier theories that the attack on August 17 was a terrorist act and told reporters in a live broadcast that the reason of the bombing was personal.
"He is a foreigner, but it is unlikely that he is an international terrorist. He got angry in behalf of his family and friends", he said.
However, authorities did not confirm whether the man detained is the same man who was captured in the surveillance cameras wearing a yellow shirt and seen dropping a backpack at the explosion site, but police have high convictions that the man was part of the gang who carried out the Erawan bombing.
The photographs released by Thai police shows a bearded man with hands behind his back, Turkish passports and the photo passport page of the Turkish national named Adem Karadah.
Source: Bangkok Post, Yahoo News