CCTV Suggests That This Could Be The Bangkok Bomber

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CCTV footage has been released of a suspect that police in Bangkok want to speak to about yesterday’s horrific bomb attack.

The person, wearing a yellow t-shirt and glasses, is reportedly spotted placing a bag at the scene, moments before the explosion ripped through the city – killing at least 22 people and injuring many more.

The grainy footage shows the suspect carrying a backpack through Ratchaprasong, Thailand’s most popular shopping district, before leaving the area roughly 15 minutes before the deadly explosion.

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It is currently unknown who the suspect is, and so far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Thailand’s junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha believes the suspect is from an ‘anti-government group based in Thailand’s north-east’.

Speaking to reporters, Prayut said: “Today there is a suspect. We are looking for this guy,” indicating the man was spotted on CCTV.

He continued: “That man was carrying a backpack and walked past the scene at the time of the incident. But we need to look at the before and after CCTV footage to see if there is a link.”

Another¬†incident raised tensions in the city today, in which a grenade was thrown into a canal by another unidentified man. A police officer at the scene stated that if the explosive hadn’t landed in the water, injuries would have been a certainty.

There has been unrest in Thailand ever since the junta began running the show in May last year, after overthrowing the elected government.