Manhattan bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami in custody after shooting
PUBLISHED Mon, September 19, 2016 - 11:01am EDT
Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was being sought in connection with the bombings in New York and New Jersey, has been taken into custody after a shootout with police near the city of Elizabeth, local officials say. (more)
The incident happened at 10:45 a.m. ET on Monday when officers responded to reports of a man shooting at cars in the 500 block of East Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, which is near the Linden train station and just southwest of Elizabeth, where a bomb was found earlier on Monday.
Local police officers rushed to the scene and an officer-involved shooting occurred.
Witnesses said Rahami was shot by a police officer and was transported from the scene by ambulance, though he did not appear to be seriously injured. A Linden police officer was grazed by a bullet and was also not seriously injured, local officials said.
Both the New York Police Department and Union County officials confirmed that Rahami had been taken into custody, but other details were not immediately provided.
Rahami was wanted for questioning in connection with the bomb that exploded in Manhattan on Saturday evening as well as an unexploded bomb that was found a few blocks away. He is also sought in connection with a bomb that exploded in Seaside Park.
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