B1m bounty for Erawan bomber's arrest

B1m bounty for Erawan bomber's arrest

Police are offering a one million baht reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who placed the bomb at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people and injured another 125 on Monday night.

The reward, authorised by national police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang, was announced in a tweet early Wednesday afternoon by assistant national police chief Prawut Thavornsiri.

Police are hunting for a "Middle Eastern-looking man" who was filmed by a closed circuit TV camera, and say they are "more than 50% certain" he is the bomber. 

The young, slightly built man wearing a yellow T-shirt and black-framed glasses, was carrying a backpack. In the surveillance video he wanders around the shrine, and is seen sitting down and putting down  backpack. Moments later he leaves the shrine, without the backpack, and heads onto the street.

A sketch of the Ratchaprasong bombing suspect released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday.

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