NY-NJ Bombing Suspect in Custody After Shootout in Linden, NJ
UPDATE 11:40a: Fox News has confirmed that Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man wanted in connection with the New York City and New Jersey bombings, was apprehended in Linden, New Jersey, after a shootout with police.
On "Happening Now," Eric Shawn reported that Rahami was shot in the shoulder.
Authorities have confirmed that they are searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old from Elizabeth, N.J., for his suspected role in the bombings that occurred over the weekend in New York and New Jersey.
The FBI's wanted poster identifies Rahami as a naturalized U.S. citizen of Afghan descent. His last known address was in Elizabeth. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.
The FBI launched a raid at a building in Elizabeth Monday morning, local media reported, hours after investigators uncovered five suspicious devices — one of which exploded — near a train station in that city.
The discovery came a day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people and an unexploded pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away.
— FBI Most Wanted (@FBIMostWanted) September 19, 2016
The search for Rahami continues hours after federal authorities on Sunday night conducted a traffic stop in Brooklyn of a “vehicle of interest” in the Chelsea bombing. A law enforcement source told Fox News that a “number of individuals” who are possibly connected to the explosion were taken into custody.
Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that at least 5 men were being questioned after the traffic stop.
Authorities haven't yet officially linked the New York and New Jersey incidents, but said they were looking into the possibility the events were connected.