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(VIDEO) President Barack Obama said investigators are focusing on a “ erson of interest” in the New York and New Jersey bombings, but see no connection to the stabbings in Minnesota.
Local media reported on September 19 that Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old man wanted in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey is into the custody after a shootout with the police. After the gun battle in Linden, New Jersey, an ambulance took the suspect with multiple shots on the scene. NBC New York reported that one police officer was shot in the chest, but a bullet proof vest prevented more serious injuries.
(VIDEO) A manhunt has ended quickly in New Jersey, where authorities have caught the man who’s suspected in the weekend explosions in New York City and New Jersey. (Sept. 19)
A tweet post from the scene showed a man in police custody, laying alive on the ground. In a video aired by local station WABC, an ambulance took Rahami, conscious with some blood visible on his body.
Police looked on September 19 for a suspect in the Manhattan explosion, which happened on Saturday, and warned the New Jersey resident of Afghan descent may be armed and dangerous.
President Barack Obama who is New York City for the United Nations General Assembly said “he was aware of no connection between the explosions in New York and New Jersey and another incident at a mall in Minnesota where a man stabbed nine people.” ISIS took responsibility for the latter attack, but supporters mere praised the NY area attacks on social media.
The New York Times reported that an unnamed law enforcement official said Rahami is believed to be connected not only to the bombing in Manhattan, but also a pipe bomb that exploded near the route of a charity race Saturday morning in New Jersey. According to CNN, authorities say they seek Rahami because he’s believed to be the man seen in surveillance videos “rolling a duffel bag near the scene of the bombing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.”