NYPD Identifies Suspect In New York Blast: Ahmad Khan Rahami

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September 19, 2016 7:39 a.m.
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The New York Police Department on Monday morning released a photo of a suspect in the Saturday night explosion in Chelsea, identifying the suspect as Ahmad Khan Rahami.

The FBI also issued a wanted poster for Rahami. The poster indicates that Rahami was born in Afghanistan, but is a naturalized U.S. citizen whose last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio confirmed on CNN that police are looking for Rahami. The mayor warned that Rahami could be armed and dangerous.

He also indicated that law enforcement does not yet know whether Rahami acted alone and did not reveal Rahami’s exact role in the explosion.

Police on Monday morning also conducted several raids Elizabeth, New Jersey, where police found five bombs in a train station on Sunday night, the New York Times reported. It’s not clear whether the raids in New Jersey are related to the search for Rahami, but ABC News reported that a home searched “is linked to a person with a similar name” as Rahami.

The Saturday night explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan left 29 people injured.

Law enforcement also stopped a “vehicle of interest” on Saturday night and questioned five people about the Saturday night blast. No charges have been made, however.

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