Manhattan bombing suspect identified as Ahmad Khan Rahami
PUBLISHED Mon, September 19, 2016 - 7:28am EDT
A 28-year-old man identified as Ahmad Khan Rahami is being sought in connection with Saturday's bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey, authorities say. He should be considered "armed and dangerous." (more)
J. Peter Donald, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, said Monday that Rahami is being sought in connection with the bomb that exploded in Chelsea, and the New Jersey State Police later announced that Rahami is also being sought in connection with the failed bombing in Seaside Park.
A wanted poster from the FBI said Rahami is an American citizen who was born in Afghanistan on January 23, 1988. His last known address was in the New Jersey city of Elizabeth, where a bomb was found on early Monday morning.
Rahami is described as a 28-year-old male who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair. He should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI says. He is believed to be driving a 2003 Blue Honda Civic bearing NJ registration D63EYB.
It was not immediately known what led investigators to Rahami but the news came hours after the FBI carried out a raid at an apartment in Elizabeth. The city's mayor said the raid in Elizabeth is linked to the investigation into the Chelsea bombing.
The attack happened on Saturday evening when a bomb exploded on a street in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, injuring 29 people. A second device was located a few blocks away and was safely removed from the scene.
The bombing in Manhattan came just hours after a failed bombing in Seaside Park in New Jersey, and it also coincided with a stabbing attack at a mall in Minnesota, though authorities have not yet linked the attacks. Earlier on Monday, a bomb was found at a train station in Elizabeth.
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