Locked Up: The New York Bombings Suspect Arrested
New York bombing suspect is in police custody
The Short of It:
The man suspected in setting up and carrying out the weekend bombings in New York City and New Jersey was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
The Longer Version of It:
The weekend was rough for people in the Tri-State area and across the country and it all began Saturday with a pipe bomb explosion in New Jersey during a charity race for marines. No one was injured or killed, but a lot of people were shook up. Then, later that day, a bomb went of in New York city's Chelsea neighborhood. This time, 29 people were injured and set off to hospitals. Police found a second device, nearby that had not gone off and proceeded to find several other explosive devices in and around a neighborhood in New Jersey. A massive investigation was launched soon after to figure out who was behind the attempted attacks ( all eyes were on ISIS).
Here's the latest:
The people of New York received mobile alerts that gave details and a name on a suspect whose fingerprint had been discovered on one of the bombs. Later that day the owner of a New Jersey bar stumbled across the suspect while he was sleeping in a doorway. A shootout took place and eventually the suspect was captured by police.
Here's the suspect profile:
The suspect is 28-year-old American, Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan native who'd flown over to the US completely under the U.S. radar. He's been living in his Elizabeth, New Jersey with his family while traveling back and forth to Afghanistan and Pakistan in recent years. While officials initially suspected the bombings were planned by a U.S. based terror cell, as of now, there's only evidence that Rahami's intentions were akin to terrorism.
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