New York Bomb Suspect Held By Police After Shootout

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The man suspected of detonating an explosive device in New York City is being held in custody after a shootout with police.

The BBC report that 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami was found sleeping in the doorway of a bar in Linden, New Jersey.

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After his discovery. Rahami opened fire on officers injuring two but police returned fire. In the firefight Rahami was shot and captured.

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The suspect is now allegedly undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound.

Linden mayor Derek Armstead confirmed that the two officers were hurt in the incident but reassured people that both were ‘ok and safe’.

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Rahami is an Afghan-born U.S. citizen, who was named by the FBI as a suspect in Saturday’s Manhattan bombing which injured 28 people.

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William Sweeney, the FBI assistant director in charge of New York explained that investigators had found evidence linking Rahami to both the devices found in New Jersey and New York.

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He went on to add that there was no indication a terror cell was active in either New Jersey or New York.

Those who know Mr Rahami have said that the family were ordinary and ‘Americanised’ with one adding: ‘[he’s] very friendly guy, that’s what’s so scary’.


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