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NY, NJ bombings: Suspect wounded, arrested after shootout, 2 officers injured

Ahmad Khan Rahami on a stretcher was wounded in a shootout with police Monday. PHOTO: WABC

A man, Ahmad Rahami, 28, sought by police in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday is in custody following what has been described as a shootout with police that left two officers injured.
Law enforcement officials said Rahami was detained in Linden, New Jersey, late Monday morning.
VOA stated that authorities have been searching for suspects linked to four explosives-related incidents in the last 48 hours, including a blast Saturday night that injured 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood.
Local and federal police announced their search for Rahami early Monday. Police say Rahami, a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent, was last known to live in Elizabeth, New Jersey, about 6 km from where he was detained in Linden. Local media reports say his family ran a restaurant there on the first floor of their home.
The FBI said Rahami is wanted for questioning in the Chelsea explosion, which happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as in another bombing hours earlier in Seaside Park, New Jersey, about 135 kilometers south of New York City. Explosives detonated in a trash bin there just before the start of a 5-kilometer foot race. No one was hurt in that blast.
The FBI and police in New York have also been searching for possible links between the Saturday blast in Chelsea and another explosive device found a few blocks away that did not detonate. The second device, recovered a short time after the first went off, involved a pressure cooker with a cell phone attached to it. Police safely removed it from the area and said Sunday they blew it up in a controlled explosion.
Yet more devices were found late Sunday in a backpack in a trash can at a train station in Elizabeth, located just outside New York. Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said one of the devices exploded as police tried to disarm it with a robot. The incident briefly disrupted train service throughout the region, along one of the country’s busiest rail corridors.