NYPD Identifies Suspect In New York Blast: Ahmad Khan Rahami

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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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  1. Cue the panic attacks from the Wrong-Wing in 3…2…1…

  2. Just wait until Drumpf makes the “Khan” connection.

    Donnie’s never met a conspiracy he didn’t create.

  3. Avatar for lio lio says:

    Considering that this guy is a naturalized citizen, I think Trump will be using this to condemn the refugee program.

  4. Maybe, but I think it will be just another typical Donnie “Ban the mooslims from Murika” word salad.


    I suppose it’s always possible he could announce that a careful review of the evidence has persuaded him the terrorists do, indeed, prefer him as president and therefore he’s withdrawing from the race.


    But I think the likely scenario is his calling for a doubling and tripling of easy, feel-good answers. Extreme easy answers! The first day! Before he’s taken his hand off the whatchamacallit, the Bible!

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