Man Charged With Bombing of New York and New Jersey


Nora Cooper, Writer

After a large manhunt and shootout, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami has been captured as a suspect in the bombings that took place last weekend.

He has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout on Monday with the police in Linden, New Jersey. He has also been charged with second- degree possession of a weapon and second- degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After the multiple bombings took place, police found surveillance footage that were said to show a man believed to be Rahami setting up the bombs, the news was spread among the area to look for him.

Rahami was found at a bar in Linden on Monday morning when the owner recognized the suspect and called the police. When the police responded, Rahami pulled out a handgun and opened fire. A chase then ensued, and he injured many police officers. He was finally taken in after he was shot multiple times and was brought to the hospital for surgery.

The FBI is also on the lookout for witnesses, two men allegedly seen on video removing a pressure cooker with wires and duct tape on it from a piece of luggage left in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday.

Authorities have yet to question Rahami, as he is unconscious at the University Hospital in Newark and is not going to moved anytime soon. They also have reported that Rahami is “directly linked” to the bombings in New York City and New Jersey and report that the authorities “have every reason to believe” that they were acts of terrorism.