Elizabeth man is suspect in NYC bombing


Ahmad Khan Rahami, of Elizabeth, is the subject of an FBI manhunt.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a United States citizen who was born in Afghanistan, was identified as the man agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation want to bring in for questioning in connection with Saturday’s explosions in New York and Seaside Park, NJ.

The FBI is searching an apartment at 104 Elmora Avenue in Et zabeth and the fried chicken restauranr below it, according to Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Rahami is about 5-foot-6, 200 pounds, the FBI said.

Bollwage said that all trains from New Jersey Transit and Amtrak going through Elizabeth had been shut down after a backpack containing several explosive devices were found at the train station.

“The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, New York, New York,” said a bulletin posted on the agency’s website. “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, New Jersey. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.”

And in its poster, the FBI too said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Efforts to reach Ahmad’s father, Mohammad Rahami, and brother, Qasim Rahami, were unsuccessful.

Five people have been detained and were being questioned at an FBI building in lower Manhattan after police found have weapons in their SUV when it was pulled over on the Belt Parkway after crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island.

An explosive device detonated as a bomb squad was using a robot to examine the homemade bomb, around 12:40 a.m. near Morris Avenue and Julian Place, in Elizabeth.

The explosion was set off as the robot was removing the device from the area around the Elizabeth train station, where it had been found in a backpack.





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