Mohammed Rahami, the father of Ahmad Rahami, the suspect in the New Jersey and New York bombings this weekend, spoke to NBC News briefly Monday and said he had “no idea” what his son was up to.
“When you see in your family, you feel yourself, too, what’s going on,” he told NBC News’ Kerry Sanders, who approached Rahami’s car after he drove past police barricades near the scene of the capture of the suspect in Linden, New Jersey.
Asked if he believed what his son had been accused of, Rahami said, “I’m not sure what’s going on … I’m not sure what’s happening, exactly. But I think so.”
“It’s very hard right now to talk, okay?” Rahami said before driving away. According to Sanders, he then exited the car and walked while being accompanied by officials at the scene.
Watch the brief interview below: