Update as of 8:26 pm Bangkok time:
There have been a number of bombings throughout the city, although all of them “low scale” in terms of relative damage. There has been one confirmed death and a dozen or so injuries. Police are on high alert and are discussing the possibility of shutting down the New Year’s festivities.
I am at home with Tam and Markus. Tawn is out with his parents having dinner but will return home well before midnight. They are okay.