Man believed to be bombing person of interest taken into custody

A suspect believed to be Ahmad Khan Rahami, earlier named as a "person of interest" in the New York City and New Jersey bombings, was taken into custody this morning, according to law enforcement sources.

An alert sent shortly before 8 a.m. today says police were seeking a man in connection with the Saturday night bombing in New York City, identified by authorities as 28-year-old Rahami.

Rahami is believed to be the man seen in surveillance video at both the scene of the explosion on Manhattan’s West 23th Street and the scene on West 27th Street where the unexploded device was found, a police source said.

Authorities believe the three bombing incidents this weekend in Seaside Park, New Jersey, New York City, and Elizabeth, New Jersey, are related.

New Jersey State Police said this morning that they were looking to question Rahami in connection with the Saturday morning explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

Rahami is a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent. He was considered armed and dangerous.


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