Thai police stage re-enactment at site of Bangkok bombing


BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have escorted one of the key suspects in last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing to the scene of the attack for a public re-enactment of his alleged crime.

Under tight security, the suspect was led early Wednesday to an area directly across from the Erawan Shrine.

The popular shrine was targeted by a bombing Aug. 17 that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.

A woman walks past a poster of a sketch of what the Thai officials have called the main suspect they are seeking for the Aug. 17 Erawan Shrine bombing. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Protected by body armor, the suspect repeatedly pointed to the shrine as he talked with investigators. Media were kept at a distance.

Police have identified the man as Yusufu Mierili. His nationality has not been confirmed but police say he was carrying a Chinese passport.

He is believed to have conspired in the attack but is not believed to have detonated the bomb.

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