Terror Probe Bombshell: NY Bomber's Journal Warned of ‘Explosions in Streets’
The Tri-State terror bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, wrote at-length about “explosions in the streets and ranted about taking some sort of revenge against the United States government, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday.
Herridge said Rahami detailed plans for a suicide attack as well, in journal excerpts found in court documents as the Elizabeth, N.J., man awaits prosecution on terrorism charges.
Rahami, currently being treated at a Newark hospital for wounds received in a shootout with police, was found with the journal on his person.
“Death to your oppression,” he wrote in the journal, which was found pierced by a bullet hole.
Rahami also practiced detonating explosives as few as two days before the incidents in New York City and Ocean County, N.J—including lighting a fuse to a device he buried in the ground, which began smoking.
The Afghan-born suspect’s writings portray his admiration for Usama bin Laden as well as American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al Awlaki, according to US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara.
Law enforcement sources confirmed to Herridge that his wife, who left the United States for the Middle East recently, is now cooperating with Emirati authorities in connection with the investigation.