Troops, police, K9 bomb sniffers deployed to check tourist areas in Bangkok
Police and troops backed up with bomb-sniffing dogs were deployed in three teams to check the major tourist destinations in Bangkok Sunday, Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri said.
The first team was deployed to check around the Siam Paragon shopping mall, Ratchaprasong Area and Siam area in a measure to restore foreign tourists' confidence following the Erawan shrine blast on August 17.
Two other teams were dispatched to check Asiatique, Chatuchak Park and the Grand Palace.
Prawut said police would also seek cooperation from department stores to install more security cameras by adding more cameras on the eye-level.
He said the Erawan shrine bomb attacker apparently hid his face from CCTVs by looking down because the cameras were installed from bird-eye level.
Prawut added that police are still investigating whether a man in blue shirt was the attacker in the Sathorn bridge blast nor not. More details would be needed to confirm whether he was the suspect.
The spokesman added that the investigation into the Erawan shrine attack had progressed a lot but police could not yet give details about the probe.