NYC Wanted: Terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami Captured (Multiple Reports)

by FSM NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM September 19, 2016

The Afghan immigrant who authorities believe planted bombs in New Jersey and New York this weekend was captured Monday after a dramatic gun battle with police that was sparked when officers found him sleeping in the doorway of a bar.

Authorities had launched a dragnet earlier Monday in search of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was identified as the primary person of interest in the Saturday night blast in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, an explosion in New Jersey's Seaside Park on Saturday morning and a foiled bomb attack Sunday night near a train station in Elizabeth, NJ.

The hunt for Rahami turned out to be brief. A bar owner in Linden, NJ spotted a man sleeping in his doorway and called police. An officer confronted the man around 10:45 a.m., soon recognizing it was Rahami, officials said. Rahami pulled a gun and shot the officer -- who was wearing a bulletproof vest -- in the abdomen, and more officers soon joined in a running gun battle with Rahami.

Rahami was shot at least once in the leg and eventually brought down and captured alive. News cameras showed Rahami being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher and he was taken to University Hospital in Newark, Fox News confirmed.

 

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