Bangkok bombing investigation Second foreign suspect arrested

Added On September 2, 2015

A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with last month's deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine.

The man, who has been described as "a main suspect" in the case, was arrested west of Bangkok, on the border with Cambodia on Tuesday. 

Thai police announced on Tuesday that they've arrested a second foreign suspect who is believed to have played an important role in a deadly bombing in Bangkok around two weeks ago.

A police spokesman said the suspect was arrested near the border of Cambodia.

The suspect looks similar to a yellow-shirted man who, according to security camera footage, left a backpack at a popular shrine in Bangkok shortly before the explosion on Aug. 17. Twenty people, including 14 foreigners, were killed and more than 100 others wounded. But police say they cannot confirm if the arrested man is the chief suspect seen on the CCTV footage. 

The arrest came after security forces detained another foreign suspect over the weekend. Explosives were also found during the raid.