Pat on the back: Thai police award themselves $84,000 for arresting suspect in Bangkok bombing

August 31, 2015 10:22 AM

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Pat on the back: Thai police award themselves $84,000 for arresting suspect in Bangkok bombing

In this image taken from video, National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung holds a cash reward at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Thai police have awarded themselves a 3 million baht ($84,000) reward offered to the public for tips leading to the arrest of suspects in Bangkok’s deadly bombing after a man was arrested over the weekend in an apartment where police found bomb-making equipment. (AP Photo/AP Video) (The Associated Press)

BANGKOK – Thai police congratulated themselves for making an arrest in Bangkok's deadly bombing and announced Monday they would give themselves an $84,000 reward, though the man has not been charged — let alone convicted — and may not be the prime suspect.

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