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Thai prime minister says main suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing has been arrested near border

  • This combination of file images released by the Royal Thai Police shows a sketch and a closed circuit television image of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 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. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

    This combination of file images released by the Royal Thai Police shows a sketch and a closed circuit television image of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 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. (Royal Thai Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This combination of file images released by the Royal Thai Police shows a sketch and a closed circuit television image of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

    This combination of file images released by the Royal Thai Police shows a sketch and a closed circuit television image of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Royal Thai Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, center,  arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. (AP Photo/ Sakchai Lalit)

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, center, arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. (AP Photo/ Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

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.