Home News UPDATE: SUSPECT CAPTURED – Suspect Sought In NYC Bombings (Video)

UPDATE: SUSPECT CAPTURED – Suspect Sought In NYC Bombings (Video)

AHMAD KHAN RAHAMI is WANTED by the FBI for his part in the NYC bombings

 

EXCLUSIVE picture of wounded suspect being placed in ambulance. ABC7 NY Facebook
EXCLUSIVE picture of wounded suspect being placed in ambulance.
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UPDATED 9/19 – 12:20 PM – ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS – Linden NJ: The man believed to be behind weekend bombings in Chelsea, Seaside Park and Elizabeth has been taken into custody following a incident with police in Linden, New Jersey.

Law enforcement sources say Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured following gunfire and is reportedly alive but wounded.

Original post 9/19 – 8:39am – Early this morning the FBI and NYC Mayor De Blasio announced, that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 year old male, is being sought in connection with the Chelsea bombing.

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csttcjnw8aaeclsFBI statement: ‘Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is about 5′ 6″ tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair’
Agents were searching a home in Elizabeth NJ overnight. CBS 2 NY Andrea Grymes reports:

ABC Eyewitness News: INVESTIGATORS NARROW FOCUS ON SUSPECT IN CHELSEA EXPLOSION

Authorities believe all the incidents involving explosive devices in New York and New Jersey over the weekend are connected, sources tell ABC News.One source says it is still unclear if this is the work of one suspect, or the deliberate work of a broader group.

The FBI has released a wanted poster for a suspect in the Chelsea bombing. He may be related to five people who were taken into custody for questioning by the FBI in connection with Saturday night’s bombing in Chelsea.

CBS NewsFBI releases photo of suspect in NYC and N.J. blasts

“…CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that investigators believe Rahami may be part of a terror cell and consider him extremely dangerous.Officials say surveillance video places Rahami at the scene of both the bomb that exploded in Chelsea, as well as the one that failed to explode and was taken away by police.

Sources tell CBS News that Rahami is also sought in connection with the bombing in Seaside Park, New Jersey, as well as the five explosive devices found in a backpack near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the suspect’s hometown.”

bombReutersRobot detonates New Jersey device in latest bomb discovery

Five potential bombs were discovered overnight near a New Jersey station, one of which blew up on Monday as a bomb squad robot tried to disable it, after a weekend of attacks and security alerts in the United States.

The devices were found late on Sunday, a day after a pressure-cooker bomb packed with shrapnel exploded in New York City’s Chelsea district, wounding 29 people, and a pipe bomb went off along the route of a New Jersey charity run without hurting anyone. Also on Saturday, a man armed with a knife wounded nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall.

After cordoning off the area, a bomb squad used a robot to cut a wire to try to disable the device, but inadvertently set off an explosion, he said.