Photos taken from CCTV footage shows the bombing suspect who threw hand grenades and fired shots at Thai anti-government protesters at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Sunday afternoon.
Video Thai bomb suspect, reward offered: Thailand’s Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) has released a clear video that captured the suspect who threw two hand grenades at the anti-government protest rally on Sunday at Victory Monument, and is offering a 500,000 baht reward (US$15,200) for information leading to his arrest, say reports.
The 30-second video footage is very clear and shows the suspect actually throwing one of the grenades.
It was taken from a camera in a shop near the rally site, and shows the suspect wearing a white T-shirt, a green jacket, and a black cap carrying a black shoulder bag.
The object he threw was later identified as an RDG-5 type grenade at a tent behind the protest stage of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) around 1:30pm on Sunday, according to reports.
After throwing the grenade, the suspect fled into Ratchawithi Soi 14 while being chased by PDRC guards and protesters. As he fled, he hurled another grenade and fired shots from a .38 pistol at those chasing him before hiring a motorcycle taxi driver to take him to the Charansanitwong area of Bangkok’s Thon Buri district.
Sunday’s attack left 28 people injured, four of them seriously.
Capo is asking members of the public to watch the video and initially offered a 200,000 baht reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The Facebook page of the Royal Thai Police spokesman team later posted pictures of the suspect and a message saying Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang had increased the reward to 500,000 baht for the suspect’s arrest.
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