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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Suspect In NY, NJ bombings Charged With Attempted Murder Of Officers

The man suspected in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey has been captured after a frantic manhunt ‎and shootout and charged.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Rahami is suspected of bombings Saturday in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, and is believed to be connected to pipe bombs found Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey, sources said.

"We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

Rahami was captured after the owner of a bar in Linden, New Jersey, found him sleeping in the doorway of his bar Monday morning. Harinder Bains, owner of Merdie's Tavern, said he was watching CNN on his laptop from another business he owns across the street. He said he recognized Rahami and called police.

When officers responded, Rahami pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking an officer. A foot chase ended when Rahami was shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital for surgery. None of the officers suffered life-threatening injuries.
But two big questions remain. Why did he do it? And is anyone else responsible?
Here are the latest developments:
-- Rahami traveled for extended periods to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last five years, officials said. 

He spent several weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Quetta, Pakistan, in 2011. While there in July 2011, he married a Pakistani woman.Two years later, in April 2013, he went to Pakistan and remained there until March 2014, visiting Afghanistan before returning to the United States. Upon returning from both visits he went through secondary screening and told officials he was visiting family, satisfying whatever concerns immigration officials had at the time.

-- The FBI described Rahami as a naturalized US citizen of Afghan descent with a last known address in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the same city where the backpack with explosives was found Sunday night. He first came to the United States in 1995 as a child, after his father arrived seeking asylum, and became a naturalized US citizen in 2011, according to a law enforcement official who reviewed his travel and immgration record.

-- The "main guy" has been caught but the investigation continues to determine if Rahami had help, sources told CNN. Though FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr., said there is "no indication" of an active operating cell in the New York area, evidence suggests Rahami was not acting alone, said Rep. Adam Schiff and a National Counterterrorism Center official. Schiff, a California Democrat, is ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
-- As the investigation continues, law enforcement has stressed there is no reason to believe a bomber is on the run.

-- Investigators first identified Rahami on Sunday afternoon through a fingerprint, according to a senior law enforcement official.
-- Rahami has been "directly linked" to devices in New York and New Jersey, Sweeney said.
-- A traffic stop Sunday night of five people in New York led to searches and interviews in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Sweeney said. Rahami's last known address was in Elizabeth, and an explosives-laden backpack was found there Sunday night. Those five people were questioned but do not face charges.

-- Two officers were hit in the shootout with Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, the mayor of the nearby city of Elizabeth said. One officer's vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand.

-- Authorities believe Rahmani is the man seen in surveillance videos rolling a duffel bag near the scene of the bombing in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, according to multiple officials.
Surveillance videos showed the same man near the site of the explosion in Chelsea and where a pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away, law enforcement sources told CNN.

-- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the bombs found over the weekend have similarities, suggesting "there might have been a common linkage." He said he "wouldn't be surprised if we found a foreign connection to the act."


Mr kain said...

I think Donald stupid's racist comments about Muslims has something to do with it.

Alabi Ganiyat said...

Iwọ nìkan tan.... Kontinue

Hafiza King said...

I received an alert on my phone last night saying "missing Ahmad khan 28 years"...
See me feeling sad and praying "Oh Lord, let them find this poor man wherever he is and reunite him with his troubled family"
Just to find out he is a terrorist

Chidinma Gift said...

Good morning Earth people...
Wish you all a great day

Anonymous said...

Westerners should keep importing terrorists in the name of Refugees.

Angela Fatima Merkel, you have outed yourself in Germany....the afd, anti-immigrant party is taking over your party.

Come to think of it, Angela Fatima Merkel is the causer of majority of the problems in Europe now, Brexit inclusive. If only, she was not too high handed and hell-bent on islamising Europe, the UK would not have brexited.
Alas, she is full of regrets now!

Too late in my opinion....unless she leaves office as Chancellor, these refugees-terrorists are all deported from Western Europe or sent back to some Islamic country like Turkey or Saudi-Arabia, a second referendum which annuls brexit and ensures the UK remains in the EU is held....... EU as a body is FINISHED!

Loveme Jeje said...

I pray they flush these idiots out of US.

Hair Wonder Whatsapp 07038005613 said...

So you feel Dolnard Trump's comments was what warrant them to blew explosive on innocent citizen, right ?
When Obama is the one doing all he can to import terrorist in America all in the name of refugees.
I do not expect anything less to happen to them.

Hair Wonder Whatsapp 07038005613 said...

Angela Merkel is only doing her job, Have you not heard about Agenda 21, that's the plan they are all pushing to achieve even Obama. They know perfectly well what you're doing.

Do you feel it's normal for Obama not to call those Muslims bombing America Terrorist group. He has never acknowledged it. In fact he blames the Christians for it.

Mao Akuh said...

Which racist comments? They have been bombing since 1900 and its in their vein. So what are you saying again?

zubairu Mohammed said...

Do you pray they also flush the police out too, cos they're also guilty of killing innocent people.

Anonymous said...

Lie lie. U're definitely not in America and I don't think you live here. The alert said WANTED and not MISSING. People who live in the tri-state area got the SAME message. In fact everyone gets THE SAME MESSAGE when there's an emergency alert. Beside, they NEVER send an alert for missing adult only CHILDREN If you really live here, you would have known that smh

Anonymous said...

Abeg u dey lie. That alert was sent Monday morning around 8 am. My alert say wanted oh.

Hafiza King said...

Excuse you? Am I going to waste my precious time proving to an unknown non-entity that i live here or not?
Oh! Please runaway from here my friend
I wasn't concentrating when i got the alert but that was Monday night and I remember seeing missing but whatever ok? Go pick a fight with someone in your class

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