Senior law enforcement officials and a New York Police Department spokesperson have told multiple news sources that they are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old male from Elizabeth, N.J., for his connection to the bombings that have occurred in New York and New Jersey over the last three days.
According to the Daily Mail:
A bomb was detonated by a police robot at a New Jersey station on Sunday night as the FBI conducts a manhunt for a suspected terrorist cell behind the Manhattan bomb blast on Saturday. Footage from the scene showed the robot accidentally cut the wrong wire on one of five IEDs dumped in a trashcan at the train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey late on Sunday night, resulting in a huge explosion.
Hours earlier, the FBI stopped an SUV with five armed men inside on New York’s Verrazano bridge in connection with Saturday’s Manhattan bomb. They are currently questioning those men, who were believed to be on their way to the airport when they were stopped, but say there could be more suspects at large and a terror cell may exist in the area. Officials have suggested that all or most of the arrested men are from the same family.
Rahami, a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, should be considered armed and dangerous.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said: “We need to get this guy in right away. My experience is one the FBI zeroes in on someone, they will get them.”
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) September 19, 2016
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) September 19, 2016