Authorities Arrest Man Accused of Terrorist Bombings In NYC & Jersey; Shootout Had Occurred

Law enforcement officials have captured the man they suspect is behind this weekend’s series of bombings that rocked New Jersey and New York City.

Officials say 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami is the man seen on video surveillance rolling a duffel bag near the scene of the bombing in Chelsea, a Manhattan neighborhood.

Officials also say on Sunday night, a backpack with multiple bombs inside of it was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As authorities tried to investigate, one of the bombs exploded.

Amazingly neither attack resulted in loss of life, though there were dozens of reported injuries.

Rahani was captured in Linden, New Jersey, after a shootout with cops. He was reportedly injured. Two police officers were also wounded during the capture.

Officials have placed the blame for the attacks on a terror cell, which Rahami is suspected of belonging to. Rahami is a New Jersey resident and a United States citizen of Afghan descent.

Authorities are working to determine if Rahami is part of a larger network of terrorists operating in the U.S.

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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