Main suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing has been arrested

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2015 file image, released by Royal Thai Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri shows a man wearing a yellow T-shirt near the Erawan Shrine before an explosion occurred in Bangkok, Thailand. National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said Monday, Aug. 24,2015, that police were trying to "put pieces of the puzzle together" but had to use their imagination to fill holes where street-side security cameras were broken and unable to record the suspect's movements. (Royal Thai Police via AP, File)

BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s prime minister says authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border. He described him as the main person in the bombing but did not directly say he is the person suspected of actually planting the bomb.

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