Bangkok Blast: Thai bombing suspect identified

The suspect in the Bangkok blast that left 22 people dead has been identified. Authorities in Thailand are now looking for the attacker.

Reports say a man wearing a bright yellow T-shirt and with shaggy black hair, who left a backpack in a religious shrine packed with tourists, is being hunted down.

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage captured the suspect going inside the Hindu temple, sat down, took his backpack off and placed it underneath a bench, and then walked out.

While heading towards the nearby Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel, the suspect was seen holding a blue plastic bag and an object believed to be a cellphone.

The Bangkok blast occured between 6:40 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. last Monday, August 17, a time when there were plenty of people going to popular tourist attractions in the city's bustling commercial hub.

Foreigners and citizens from Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and China were among the fatalities. More than 100 others suffered injuries.