Story: Ben Wolverton
Update: 091916- 11:29pm
LINDEN, NJ -
Just over 2 days after a bomb went off in Seaside Park, NJ, bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is alive, and in custody after a shootout with police in Linden, NJ.
Shots were fired in Linden, ending with Rahami in custody, and 2 Police Officers injured. One officer was hit in the vest, and the second hit in the hand.
Rahami was conscious as he was loaded onto a stretcher after possibly being shot himself.
Rahami is also believed to be connected to the backpacks in Elizabeth, NJ train station.
Obama urges the press to not get out ahead of the investigation. He says it does not help to have false or incomplete information out there.
Update: 091916- 10:49AM
The New Jersey Bomb Squad, along with other law enforcement agencies, have been called to Secaucus, NJ for a suspicious, unoccupied vehicle.
At Centre Avenue and Humboldt Street, there is a heavy police presence, along with an ambulance, as the investigation continues.
Secaucus Mayor says wires were sticking out of the suspicious van.
Update: 091916- 9:45AM
The FBI has released a photo and name of a suspect wanted for questioning in both the New York and New Jersey bombings. The FBI wants the public's help in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, NJ. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.
Rahami is to be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
A fingerprint found on an unexploded device led authorities to Ahmad Rahami as suspect
CNN is reporting that officials wish to speak to Rahami about the Seaside Park bombing early Saturday morning, and the New York bombing late Saturday night that injured 29 people.
This shows that, despite earlier reporting, the 2 different attacks may have been connected through a terror cell.
Late Sunday night, a suspicious device was found at a train station in Elizabeth, NJ. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said at a late Monday morning press conference that all incidents are connected.
Both Presidential Candidates have responded to this weekend's attacks on Twitter.
SEASIDE PARK, NJ -
A plastic garbage can exploded around 9:30am yesterday morning on the residential street of D street and Ocean Avenue. The blast appears to have been targeting a military charity 5K race taking place on the street, but luckily no one was hurt, due to the fact that the device did not fully detonate, and that the race had been delayed.
Following the explosion, race officials canceled the event, saying, “The safety and security of our participants, spectators, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance.”
The mayor of Belmar, New Jersey posted on Twitter, saying “In response to the pipe bomb explosion in Seaside this morning, Belmar will increase police presence immediately for the weekend.”
The Newark Bureau of the FBI is asking for anyone with information to call their Tip Line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
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