Police Arrests Lead Suspect In US Terror Attack
The lead suspect in the recent bomb attacks in New York City and New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami, has been arrested in the town of Linden, New Jersey.
The BBC reports that Rahami, 28, was taken into custody following a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. He is undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound.
The FBI said no other suspect was being sought over the weekend’s blasts.
Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said a bar owner had found the suspect sleeping in his vestibule and reported him to police.
When a police officer went to investigate and wake him, he realised he resembled the man in the wanted poster, the mayor said.
“Within moments the suspect fired on him. Thank God he had his vest on.”
The injured police officers are “ok and safe”, Mr Armstead said.
Police are investigating Mr. Rahami’s connection to the detonation of a bomb in the Chelsea area of New York City, another unexploded pressure cooker bomb in Chelsea, and a pipe bomb in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Other reports have stated that Mr. Rahami may be part of a terror cell that has been activated in the New York-New Jersey area.