New York Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami Captured After Shootout (Updated)

Afghanistan native was taken into custody by local and federal authorities in New Jersey

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Ahmad Khan Rahami

UPDATED at 1:32 p.m. PT: Rahami is set to be charged with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges.


A suspect in the New York bombing that took place on Saturday has been arrested.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested by local and federal law enforcement in New Jersey following a shootout with police, per CNN. Rahami was reportedly seen being loaded into an ambulance and appeared to be conscious.

Later on Monday, Reuters reported that Rahami will be charged with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges.

Police named Rahami as a suspect in the bombing after he was spotted on surveillance footage near the site of the bombing that injured 29 people, as well as the site where a pressure cooker bomb was discovered by police before it could be detonated.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had previously warned that the naturalized citizen from Afghanistan could be armed and dangerous.

A pipe bomb also exploded Saturday in New Jersey before a charity race for Marines and sailors, but no one was injured. Five explosive devices were also found near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it looks like Manhattan bombing could be an act of terrorism with foreign connection, according to the Associated Press. FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser said agents stopped “a vehicle of interest in the investigation” of the Manhattan explosion Sunday night.