Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of placing three bombs in New York and New Jersey over the weekend has been apprehended after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Rahami was reportedly injured during an exchange of gun fire, as were two police officers, although apparently not seriously.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 19, 2016
Rahami is believed to be the man behind a bomb that exploded in New York City on Saturday night, injuring 29 people.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 19, 2016
Per the New York Times:
Mr. Rahami was born on Jan. 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, N.J. He is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Mr. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair.
A law enforcement official, who agreed to speak about the investigation only on the condition of anonymity, said they had conclusive evidence that Mr. Rahami was connected not just to the Manhattan explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood, but also to a bombing that took place earlier on Saturday on the Jersey Shore.