The Suspect In The NYC And NJ Bombings Has Been Taken Into Custody


UPDATE, 11:19 am: NBC New York reports Rahami was taken into custody in Linden, New Jersey after shootout.


Two police officers were hit during the shootout, according to CNN, and a video of Rahami being taken into custody shows him with a bloodied shoulder on a stretcher.

Captain James Sarnicki, of the Linden Police Department, said a witness saw the suspect sleeping outside a local bar around 10:30 am.


UPDATE, 10:54 am: The FBI has released a photo of the man they want to find in connection with the New York City explosion as authorities link the Chelsea and New Jersey shore bombings.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities have advised citizens not to approach Rahami, but call 911 immediately if they spot him.


New Jersey State Police has released additional pictures of the suspect.

A connection has yet to be officially made between the New York City and New Jersey shore attacks with the devices found in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The FBI has arrested several people in connection with the New York City bomb explosion that ripped through 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea on Saturday night.

The suspects were stopped as they drove along the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

Investigators believe they had come over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island.


An FBI spokesperson said,

No one has been charged with any crime. The investigation is continuing.

New York state senator Marty Golden posted on Instagram,

Update from the NYPD: About an hour ago, the FBI took several individuals into custody on the Belt Parkway in the area underneath the Verrazano Bridge, with a possible connection to the bombing last night in Chelsea.

Meanwhile, bomb squads were called out once again Sunday night, this time to a railway station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Train services along the Northeast Corridor from Newark Airport and Penn Station were halted and passengers were stranded while the area was investigated.

Five devices were found hidden inside a backpack, the office of Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage confirmed -- one of which exploded when a robot attempted to disarm it.

Although NYC mayor Bill de Blasio did not label the explosion an act of terrorism, New York state governor Andrew Cuomo seemed to feel differently Sunday night.

When asked whether he thought the explosion was an act of terror, Cuomo replied,

It depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it's not linked to international terrorism. In other words, we've found no ISIS connection.