Arrest warrant issued for another Bangkok bombing suspect

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BANGKOK, 23 September 2015 – Minburi Provincial Court has approved an arrest warrant for another suspect involved in the August bomb attacks at Ratchaprasong and in the Sathorn area of Bangkok.

Metropolitan Police Bureau Commissioner Lt-General Srivara Rangsi-prammanaku has disclosed that the suspect is an as yet unidentified man whose nationality has yet to be confirmed. He is about 30 years-old, has short hair and is able to speak Thai. The suspect is accused of illegal possession of explosives.

Images from a closed-circuit camera at a shop in the Klongton area show that the man went to the shop to buy metal pipes allegedly used in the making of explosives. The bomb-making materials were found at Pool-anan Apartment in Nong Chok District which was frequented by other suspects.

Lt-General Srivara said police were preparing to seek arrest warrants for more suspects, adding that authorities had solid evidence to implicate them. Police have so far issued arrest warrants to 16 people, in connection with the bombings.