Thai police issue arrest warrant for 'foreign man' seen in blast footage

Thai police issue arrest warrant for 'foreign man' seen in blast footage
A suspect who looks like a foreigner was captured by a security camera. He left behind a backpack near the Erawan shrine and walked away from it shortly before a bomb exploded.
PHOTO: Thai Police

BANGKOK - Thai police on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for an individual they described as a "foreign man", in connection with a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 20 people, including many foreigners.

A court approved the arrest warrant, said Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri.

The warrant says police are seeking "a foreign man, unnamed, according to the sketch", referring to a sketch released earlier in the day that showed a fair-skinned man with thick, medium-length black hair, a wispy beard and black glasses.

The man could be of "mixed origin", Prawut said in a televised interview.

Thai police also said on Wednesday that two other men seen in CCTV footage near the scene of a bomb blast that killed 20 people in Bangkok are also suspects, bringing the number of suspects police have said they are actively looking for to three.

"The person in red and the person in white are also suspects," police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said in a televised interview, referring to two men seen in grainy closed-circuit television footage along with a man in a yellow t-shirt who police believe is linked to the attack.

A sketch of the man in yellow was released by police on Wednesday.

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