Ahmad Khan Rahami, earlier named a person of interest in the weekend explosions in New York City and New Jersey, was taken into custody and hospitalized on Sept. 19, after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, the Union County acting prosecutor said today.
Rahami has been “directly linked” to the devices used in the New York and New Jersey explosions on Saturday, FBI official Bill Sweeney said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said this afternoon there is “every reason to believe this was an act of terror.”
But there is “no indication that there is a cell operating in the area or in the city,” Sweeney said, adding that “the investigation is ongoing.”
Rahami was taken into custody in Linden, about 4 miles south of Elizabeth, after being injured in the altercation, during which a responding officer was shot in his bulletproof vest and second officer was injured. (GMA)