Update as of 7:45 a.m. EDT: Thai authorities said that a man arrested in connection with the Bangkok bombing possessed illegal explosives and a fake Turkish passport, according to the Associated Press.

“The passport you see is fake,” Prawut Thawornsiri, national police spokesman, told the AP. “We don’t know if he is Turkish or not.”

Separately, BBC correspondent Jonathan Head tweeted that Thai police did not believe the arrested suspect was the main bomber.

Original story:

Police in Thailand Saturday arrested a man who they believe is the main suspect of last week’s Erawan Shrine blast in the capital Bangkok. They said the man matched the description of a suspect identified on surveillance footage.

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