Breaking news out of New York City where we’re seeing reports that a suspect has been named in the Chelsea bombing attack on Saturday:
BREAKING / NBC NEWS: Ahmad Rahami, age 28, is actively being sought for his role in the bombing in New York, multiple sources and NYPD says
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) September 19, 2016
Rahami is reportedly from Elizabeth, NJ — where more bombs were found early this morning (but we don’t know if they’re connected yet):
BREAKING: NYPD: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, NJ, "is being sought in connection with" the NYC bombing. pic.twitter.com/D34Icpv9KK
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) September 19, 2016
According to NBC 4 in NYC, the NYPD thinks Rahami is the man seen on surveillance video at both the bombing site on 23rd street and the location of the 2nd bomb found on 27th street:
Law enforcement officials said Sunday surveillance video appears to show the same man at the two locations where explosive devices were recovered following a large blast in Manhattan Saturday night that injured 29 people and rocked the Chelsea neighborhood.
Rahamai is a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent:
FBI says suspect identified in NY bombings is Ahmad Khan Rahami, "US citizen of Afghan descent" born in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/RFX95fT4Ez
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) September 19, 2016
Reports says that Rahami is connected to the bombing in Seaside Park, NJ, Chelsea and the incident this morning in Elizabeth:
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) September 19, 2016
NBC’s Pete Williams is reporting that Rahami’s family members were the 5 individuals taken into custody last night on the Belt Parkway:
JUST IN: @PeteWilliamsNBC: Ahmad Khan Rahami "is the key" to bombings invest; group stopped on Verrazano Bridge are members of his family.
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) September 19, 2016
Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested this morning that there is possibly a foreign link to the attacks:
— Norah O'Donnell (@NorahODonnell) September 19, 2016
An emergency alert even went on to people’s phones in the area:
Did not know my phone could do this pic.twitter.com/qSi86uExjy
— Erik Holm (@erikholmwsj) September 19, 2016
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