Bangkok bomb: CCTV video shows man leave backpack

Video footage has emerged of a key suspect police want to question in connection with the deadly bomb blast in the Thai capital Bangkok.

The footage, from a CCTV camera, shows a man in a yellow shirt leaving a backpack in the Erawan Hindu shrine.

  • I wonder why anyone would want to attack a Hindu shrine?

    Could it be religiously motivated crime?

    Slay the idolaters wherever you find them 9:5 – could this Muslim quote do it?

  • Sharkibark

    I wonder what the odds are his name is Mohammed?

  • luna

    History of Thai bombings
    Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine, that was bombed on 17 August, 2015
    31 December 2006

    In the year of a military coup, eight bombs exploded around Bangkok during New Year celebrations, and another targeted Chiang Mai mosque the next day. Three people were killed and 38 injured. The perpetrators were never found
    14 February 2012

    Five Iranian intelligence officers accidentally blew up a safe house in Bangkok where they were making bombs, probably for use against Israeli diplomats. All five were wounded. Three of the spies were jailed in Thailand, the rest managed to flee the country
    31 March 2012

    A series of car bomb attacks in two southern provinces – the scene of an Islamist insurgency – killed 16 people and injured hundreds
    6 May 2014

    Three bombs in the southern city of Hat Yai, where an Islamist insurgency is taking place, wounded eight people
    1 February 2015

    Two small pipe bombs exploded outside Bangkok’s Sian Paragon shopping mall, injuring two people
    17 August 2015

    A bomb blast exploded in Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, killing at least 20 people and injuring over 120

  • tom_billesley

    Thai government rushes to blame local political opponents, just like the Spanish government rushed to blame ETA Basques for the Madrid train bombing.

  • luna

    What’s on his arms?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The bomber put the bang in Bangkok.

  • ismiselemeas

    The suspect was described as an Asian male…

  • Maggat

    Interesting. The pictures are poor, BUT, to my eyes he does not look like a Thai

    • Pon Wup

      Definitely not Thai. To me he looked a lot like the younger perpetrator in the Boston Marathon bombings.

      • Maggat

        Yes, that’s what I was thinking, Caucasian.