Monday, there was an active shooter reported in Linden, New Jersey, which is not far from where the planted bombs were found in Elizabeth. The active shooter was near the area of 500 East Elizabeth Ave. Reports stated one officer took a bullet to his vest. The man in custody is Chelsea bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami.
Rahami, 28, was taken into custody Monday morning after being found sleeping in front of a bar on Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, New Jersey. Before he was arrested, Rahami engaged in a shootout with police, injuring one officer. Rahami himself was shot in the shoulder, and was taken to an ambulance.
According to Daily Mail, in the past Rahami had sued his local police for discrimination. The 2011 lawsuit claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken business early every night and that local residents racially abused them because of their Middle Eastern heritage.
Bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami in custody after shooting officer in Linden NJ pic.twitter.com/y8SmxKpQKy
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