Suspect arrested in bombing of Bangkok army hospital

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Posted: Jun 15, 2017 7:23 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government says a suspect has been arrested in the bombing of an army hospital in Bangkok that wounded more than 20 people.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said Thursday that the arrested man had been interrogated and confessed to the attack on Phramongkutklao Hospital on May 22, the third anniversary of a military coup that ousted a democratically elected government.

A high-ranking Thai security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information, said the suspect arrested Thursday morning is a 62-year-old electrical engineer.

He said security camera video led to his identification, and a raid on his home uncovered four pipe bombs and bomb-making material.