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Thai police lead key suspect to Bangkok bombing site for re-enactment of his role in blast

  • Police officers joke with a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Police officers joke with a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers escort a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Police officers escort a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers escort a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, center in yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Police officers escort a key suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing, center in yellow shirt, identified by Thai police as Yusufu Mierili, also as Yusufu Mieraili, traveling on a Chinese passport, but his nationality remains unconfirmed, around a central Bangkok shopping center during a reenactment for the Aug. 17 bombing at Bangkok's popular Erawan Shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

Thai police have escorted one of the key suspects in last month's deadly Bangkok bombing to the scene of the attack for a public re-enactment of his alleged crime.

Under tight security, the suspect was led early Wednesday to an area directly across from the Erawan Shrine.

The popular shrine was targeted by a bombing Aug. 17 that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.

Protected by body armor, the suspect repeatedly pointed to the shrine as he talked with investigators. Media were kept at a distance.

Police have identified the man as Yusufu Mierili. His nationality has not been confirmed but police say he was carrying a Chinese passport.

He is believed to have conspired in the attack but is not believed to have detonated the bomb.