Indonesia TV identifies hotel attack suspect

Police are still investigating Friday’s attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta’s main business district which killed nine people and injured 53, including foreigners and Indonesians. Jemaah Islamiah is a prime suspect. The bombers checked into the Marriott as paying guests on Wednesday and assembled the bombs in their room, 1808 on the 18th floor, according to police.

A police source said that one theory the police are working on is that the bombers planned to detonate the bomb on the 18th floor first, sending panicking guests rushing down to the lobby where one of the suicide bombers would detonate a second bomb, potentially killing and injuring many more guests.

So far, the police have only identified one of the attackers as ‘N’ but have not given further details.

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