After shootout, Manhattan bomb suspect Rahami in police custody in New Jersey

New York police name suspect in weekend Manhattan bombing.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
September 19, 2016 15:44
1 minute read.
Ahmad Khan Rahami

Ahmad Khan Rahami photo on scene of explosion in New York. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Ahmad Rahami, the person being sought in the explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, CNN and an NBC affiliate reported, citing law enforcement officials.

According to law enforcement officials the suspect was taken in after a shootout.

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CNN also cited New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as suggesting possible links between the similar explosives found in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.

A law enforcement officer told CNN that investigations into the blasts have revealed possible linkage to a terror cell operating in both East Coast states.
Amateur video captures aftermath of New York explosion

Early on Monday, police detonated a suspicious package near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, following concerns that it might contain a live explosive device, the city's mayor said.

The incident came after the United States was shaken by three attacks at the weekend, including a Saturday night bombing that injured 29 in Manhattan and a stabbing incident at a Minnesota shopping mall that wounded nine.

A powerful explosion rocked Manhattan's popular Chelsea neighborhood late on Saturday after a pressure-cooker bomb packed with shrapnel detonated. A similar unexploded device was found a few blocks away later that night.

The Chelsea blast followed a pipe bomb explosion on Saturday morning along the route of a running race in the New Jersey beach town of Seaside Park. No one was injured in that blast, which is being investigated.


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