Monday, September 19, 2016

NYC Bombing Suspect in Custody

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the man believed to be behind the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, is reportedly in custody following a shooutout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Local police sent out an active shooter alert just before 11:00 a.m. on Monday morning, adding that a suspicious package was found and a bomb squad was called to the scene. According to Linden police officials, Rahami was found by an officer after a report of a person sleeping in the hallway of a bar. The suspect then fired at the officer, who was saved by a bulletproof vest, and the police returned fire. Rahami sustained injuries in the shootout and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities had alerted residents that Rahami would be “armed and dangerous.” It is unclear whether other suspects are being sought in connection with the bombings.

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