BOMBER ARRESTED AFTER SHOOT OUT
Ahmad Khan Rahami has been arrested in connection with the bombing that injured 29 people in New York City on Saturday night, September 17th, and a pipe bombing in New Jersey, the same morning.
He was taken into custody after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey.
Police reported that ‘they discovered’ Rahami, 28, through surveillance videos from the Chelsea area.
BOMBER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD EXPLOSION
The explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood was followed by the discovery of an another bomb, just a few streets away. It had not been ignited. A pipe bomb did explode in Seaside Park ahead of a race for marines and sailors that same morning. Miraculously, no one was injured.
On Monday morning five ‘suspicious devices’ were found near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. One of the ‘devises’ actually exploded, as the bomb squad attempted to disarm it.
Mayor Bill de Blasio advised “We need to get this guy (Rahami) in right away.” He added the concern, and fear, that the man was most likely armed and extremely dangerous!
A ‘mass alert’ was sent to cellphone users throughout the New York region in a man hunt for Ahmad Khan Rahami. It was the first time the ‘emergency warning system‘ had been used in a criminal search.
FBI teams raided a home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the most recent known address of the suspected bomber. Nothing was discovered that indicated he stayed there and it was, in fact, the home of an unrelated father and son.
BOMB SIMILAR TO BOSTON MARATHON DEVICE
The Saturday night blast in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood injured 29 after detonating inside a dumpster. “The bomb was made with a pressure cooker, cellphone, Christmas lights, and packed with metallic fragmentation material like BBs (air gun shot) to cause maximum possible damage.” It was very similar to the devices that were used to kill three, and injure hundreds, at the 2013 Boston marathon.
Another similar device was found four blocks away but did not detonate on Saturday.
All 29 injured in Chelsea on Saturday are reportedly well.
New York Govenor, Cuomo, stated, “A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism. But it’s not linked to international terrorism and we find no Isis connection.”
Additional security is now in place for the arrival of President Obama and his daughters, who are visiting the area this weekend.
credit – the guardian