Monday, September 19, 2016

New York bombing suspect in custody after shoot out with police.

Courtesy of WNBC:  

Ahmad Rahami, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was taken into custody after a gun battle with police in Linden, New Jersey, that left two officers injured, four law enforcement sources and other officials said. 

At least one officer was shot in the chest during the takedown, but was not seriously wounded because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. The other was hit by glass shrapnel, officials said. 

The shootout came hours after the FBI released a wanted poster showing photos of Rahami, sought in connection with bombings that rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and a Jersey shore town over the weekend. It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect was linked to five pipe bombs -- one of which was inadvertently detonated by a robot -- found at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, late Sunday, not far from where Rahami was later captured.

I was watching the news this morning which said that the officer found the suspect asleep on the ground in a doorway, and when he tried to wake him Rahami started shooting striking the officer in his bullet proof vest.

The police also said that it appeared that he did nothing to cover his tracks and they even found one of his fingerprints on an unexploded device.

Now of course law enforcement officials will have to determine if Rahami had any accomplices or if he was working with a terrorist group.

57 comments:

  1. Wouldn't be surprised if he was working with Trump. How in the hell could Trump know about the bombing before the media?

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    1. Anonymous8:26 AM

      You are the ultimate stupid liberal. Politics over country for you right?

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    2. Anonymous8:38 AM

      Funny that thought crossed my mind too. Are we becoming victims of paranoia that Trump likes to perpetuate?

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    3. Anonymous8:43 AM

      I seriously doubt that Trump "knew" anything other than shouting 'terrorist bombing' was what his rabid supporters wanted to hear. Remember 1995? The Murragh Federal Bldg in OKC was bombed by a 'middle eastern terrorist' who turned out to a disgruntled white man?

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    4. Anonymous8:51 AM

      You are the poster child for liberal ignorance.

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    5. Anonymous8:53 AM

      Hey 8:26, you are the ultimate stupid troll.

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    6. Anonymous9:47 AM

      8:51
      You are deplorable.

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    7. Anonymous11:03 AM

      From the reaction of deplorables, you are on to something. Trump is involved in all the recent terrorist attacks.

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    8. Anonymous11:20 AM

      He guessed. He got lucky. Now he's bragging about it.

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    9. Crystal Sage1:12 PM

      I guessed too that the bomb maker would be an ISIS type follower - a lone wolf. I doubt if this guy was connected to Trump. I do remember very well the anti-Muslim attitude over the Oklahoma City bombing, yet I suspected it was a domestic terrorist considering the target.

      Thank goodness the bombs did minimal damage and there were no serious injuries. However, we know there will be others. Trump is spreading hatred and fear and reveling in these attacks.

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  2. Anonymous8:22 AM

    I hope he was employed by Trump and can prove it.

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    1. Anonymous8:52 AM

      Maybe you should grow a brain.

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    2. Anonymous11:04 AM

      Me too. I'm sick and tired of the loud mouth ape. LOCK UM UP

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    3. Anonymous11:20 AM

      I hope he's a Trump supporter.

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  3. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Yep. rumpT announced a bombing before it went off. rumpt said he knows the terrorist better than the generals. Maybe rumpt should be questioned.

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    1. Anonymous8:56 AM

      ^ ah yes, keep making a fool of yourself please. It is great that younger generations, future voters, can read and understand the stupidity of being a liberal before they reach voting age. Your ignorance is a danger to this country.

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    2. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Yes and your ignorance has caused ENOUGH damage to our youth and society. Drag the deplorables.

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    3. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Yes 856 there ya go making things up. NOPE not liberal. AMERICAN. and proud of it. ANYONE that believes don trump is the answer? You are bamboozled brainwashed and deliverance ignorant. flush.

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  4. Anonymous8:25 AM

    What the hell is wrong with you? Doubling down on being stupid apparently.

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  5. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Question trump, his ceo, brafart, manfart, ms con, flea, and the rest of the deplorables. They claim to know it all. So lets hear it.

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    1. Anonymous8:53 AM

      Why don't you move to Afghanistan?

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    2. Anonymous9:46 AM

      8:53
      Afghanistan- a place where Sarah could be president. Opium, you know. She's an expert.

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    3. Anonymous11:07 AM

      and question 8:53

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    4. Anonymous11:31 AM

      Why move? Rumpt hired them to be terrorist here. He is the only one that can fix it. He knows the terrorist better than anyone, even the usa military. dumb azz deplorable.

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  6. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Haha! That guy just wasted his life. Now he has 50 years of living in a 6x8 cell.

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  7. Anonymous8:30 AM

    This definitely will not calm tRump with his anti-muslim rhetoric. On the contrary. This will potentially also give him more votes in November.
    IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO TO POLLING PLACES, PLEEEASE, PLEASE HELP TO GET OUT THE (BLUE!) VOTE!!! Help driving people to polling places if needed, help organize some babysitting, make sure all your friends are registered voters and have the necessary voter IDs!

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  8. Anonymous8:32 AM

    He "hears" things.

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  9. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Lone wolf.

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  10. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Way to go dude. Acts such as this do nothing to alter the American perception that most Muslims and those of Middle Eastern descent are but one step away from being radicalized.

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    1. Anonymous8:56 AM

      I don't think he cares.

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    2. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Which is exactly his (& Daesh's) goal. Feed the young Muslim men propaganda about how the US is an imperial oppressor, then get the US to actively discriminate against them. Soon, the only apparent "friend" they have is the people who are causing the problem in the first place.

      Daesh is a cult that has a well-honed strategy for converting Muslims. A big part of that strategy is trying to show that the US mainstream is against them. It is the same strategy that the alt-Right is using.

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  11. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Congratulations are in order for the NYPD and FBI. They certainly wasted no time in getting this guy. In all those people at the scene, they managed to zoom in on this person. Great work.

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    1. One of the NYPD said he was not going to answer a question on a live interview on MSNBC as to politicizing this case. He did say, however, that he was very proud and confident of the police work and quick progress in capturing the guy. He sees no need for change!
      Reinforced by Gov. Cuomo's interview with Andrea Mitchell.

      Waiting for Trump's tweet that NYPD chief doesn't know what he's doing.
      He will fashion a shit storm by the end of the day because somebody took his red meat anyway.

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    2. Anonymous10:02 AM

      The police were called to a bar where the bar owner found a man sleeping in the hallway of said bar. The officer then woke the guy and recognized him as the bombing suspect. The police got lucky, this guy is an idiot.

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  12. Anonymous9:09 AM

    This is going to feed the RW paranoia about people of not lily white skin, and with foreign sounding names. Then they will pin a Muslim Jihadist moniker on the guy.

    One has to wonder why he blew up dumpsters...

    Safer to be an Atheist these days than to be a normal mainstream American Muslim.

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    1. Anonymous9:55 AM

      or a dumptster

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  13. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Police are holding 5 "persons of interest" who had a bunch of firearms in their SUV. No known connection to our totally inept bomber. Looks like the motive might have been the vendetta between family restaurant and town of Elizabeth, NJ.

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    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      His parents had problems with the cops and their store so this might be his way of getting back at the town and people in general. He sounds like another disgruntled, pissed of guy who has no other way to release his anger.

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  14. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Excellent job. The only problem I have is on different news channels they mention they got his fingerprint on one of the bombs that led to his capture.

    So the next bomber will make sure to wipe off all evidence on the bomb. Don't give away the trade secrets fellas.

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  15. Anonymous10:05 AM

    New survey shows just 3% of American adults own half of guns in the US, as part of most definitive portrait of gun ownership in decades

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/19/us-gun-ownership-survey

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  16. Reichstag anyone? There are going to be more bombings per Trump.


    'scuse me while I go adjust my tinfoil hat...

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  17. Anonymous10:09 AM

    This guy has criminal priors which is why the cops and FBI got him so fast after the idiot left fingerprints on the bombs and from his cell phone. DERp.
    http://nj1015.com/nj-suspect-in-chelsea-explosions-has-criminal-record/?trackback=tsmclip

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  18. Sorry to be OT, but tonight is the night Match Game will be shown with you-know-who. Could not find date anywhere but was announced on their FB page. (Match Game normally on Sundays, but pre-empted by emmys last night)

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    1. Anonymous11:40 AM

      K, Thanks for the update. I was wondering if that segment will ever air.

      I'll wait to hear what everyone has to say tomorrow. Should be fun!

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    2. Anonymous6:33 PM

      Isn't that where the people in the squares have to answer questions? Come on. They are so going to soft ball Trump.

      "How many fingers do you have on your left hand?" That is correct! Circle for the win!

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  19. Anonymous11:12 AM

    A line drawn in the sand. American or trumped

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  20. Anonymous11:28 AM

    "Trump told “Fox and Friends” that a double standard was at play. He pointed to the fact that CNN’s initial report on Clinton’s statements did not include her own reference to a “bombing.”

    “They took it out,” Trump lamented of the media. “If that happened to me, do you think they would take it out? They don’t only take things out ― it feels like they add things. These people are the most dishonest people.”"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-on-new-york-bombing-i-called-it-before-the-news_us_57dfe1a9e4b08cb140969f3c

    Trump is coming for our First Amendment:

    "Republican nominee Donald Trump cited “freedom of expression” Monday as a potential roadblock in the fight against terrorism, remarks that set a troubling precedent if he’s elected president in November.

    While speaking about the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Trump suggested that press freedom is preventing law enforcement from arresting the publishers of bomb-making instructions.

    “I see the other day, and they’re all talking about it so wonderfully, because, you know, it’s called freedom of the press, where you buy magazines and they tell you how to make these same bombs that I saw,” Trump said in an interview on on “Fox & Friends.” “Now people will go crazy, they’ll say, ‘Oh Trump is against freedom of the press.’ I’m not against. I’m totally in favor of freedom of the press. But how do you allow magazines to be sold?”"

    "What’s chilling about Trump’s remarks isn’t his criticism of jihadi propaganda ― which is clearly awful ― but his casual dismissal of “freedom of expression” and “freedom of speech,” bedrocks of American democracy, as potentially disposable in fighting terrorism. He presented an ominous scenario on Fox News in which U.S. counterterrorism is being stymied by the First Amendment, though didn’t provide evidence to support his assertion. Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly expressed unwavering support for the Second Amendment and against restrictions on guns.

    Monday’s comments also follow actions by Trump which have already invited comparison to autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, each of whom severely clamped down on free expression and the press in their respective countries. Over the past year, the Republican nominee has blacklisted, ejected, restricted, and mocked journalists covering his campaign and suggested libel laws should be opened up to make it easier to sue news organizations.

    Trump voiced concerns in the past about free expression, including calling in December for “closing” up parts of the internet.

    “Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech,’” Trump said. “These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.”"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-freedom-of-expression_us_57dfde58e4b04a1497b54f2f?section=&

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  21. "t the officer found the suspect asleep on the ground in a doorway, and when he tried to wake him Rahami started shooting ..."

    He's not a morning person.

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    1. Anonymous2:57 PM

      And doesn't play well with others

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  22. Anonymous3:05 PM

    If Sarah Palin found that bomber sleeping in a doorway and took her Uzi off of safety and started spraying the doorway with a full mag and switched clips, that guy would not have one bullet hole in him

    IF and only if that guy didn't move and accidentally walked into a stray shot.

    The Great White Alaskan hunter Sarah Palin can't hit a non-moving caribou at 1/2 a football field away with a scope with her good eye or her cockeyed.

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    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      I think that law enforcement was committed to taking this asshole alive so that they could question the shit out of him and "make him talk".

      Wouldn't want to be him for the next few days; I'm pretty sure he's going to be interrogated in a room where the cameras are conveniently broken.

      Play stupid games win stupid prizes :-)

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  23. Anita Winecooler4:53 PM

    Cheeto hair is thumping his chest claiming he called it first and Obama and Hillary are too afraid to call it Radical Islamic Terrorism. The guy's about as smart as Cheeto hair, left fingerprints on the pressure cooker and bought two disposable phones in his own name. Trump thinks this is a game and "I got it first, so I won" gets him brownie points.
    Credit goes to POTUS, the FBI, Police and Hillary for their ability to keep their intel under wraps until the facts are in. There ARE afghans who are christian, and even if they're Muslim, not all muslims are criminals or terrorists just as all other religions, there's good and bad.

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    1. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Christian? Really Anita? Spreading BS are we?

      "Rahami had travelled several times to both Afghanistan and Pakistan, people who knew him said on Monday night, and on his return appeared to have been radicalised.

      Flee Jones, who grew up with Rahami, said that when he returned from one of the trips, he had a beard and wore traditional Muslim robes. He started praying regularly in the back of the family's chicken restaurant.

      It was reported on Monday night that Rahami had married a woman in Pakistan and later applied for her to come to the US. Her current location was unknown.

      In 2011 he spent time in Quetta, Pakistan, which is a stronghold of the Taliban. Between 2013 and 2014, he made another trip to Pakistan, staying there for 11 months, another official added."

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    2. Anonymous2:29 AM

      Big deal Quetta is a stronghold for the taliban.....My county is a stronghold for vatholicism...which I am not, even though raised catholic. My husband is european and goes back to his home country occasionally , too. BFD!
      This bombing guy has schizophrenia, is a US citizen and got no mental health care and snapped after being discriminated against for a long time.
      Want to bet?

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    3. Anonymous6:55 AM

      Ah yes 2:29, anything but the reality floating right on front of your face. Thr liberal thought process lol. Maybe you are insane?

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  24. Anonymous10:52 PM

    Trump blames bombings on "freedom of expression."

    Yeah, you can guess where this is going.

    Along with his attacks on the press it's pretty clear he wants to repeal the first amendment.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-freedom-of-expression_us_57dfde58e4b04a1497b54f2f?section=&&

    "What’s chilling about Trump’s remarks isn’t his criticism of jihadi propaganda ― which is clearly awful ― but his casual dismissal of “freedom of expression” and “freedom of speech,” bedrocks of American democracy, as potentially disposable in fighting terrorism. He presented an ominous scenario on Fox News in which U.S. counterterrorism is being stymied by the First Amendment, though didn’t provide evidence to support his assertion. Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly expressed unwavering support for the Second Amendment and against restrictions on guns.

    Monday’s comments also follow actions by Trump which have already invited comparison to autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, each of whom severely clamped down on free expression and the press in their respective countries. Over the past year, the Republican nominee has blacklisted, ejected, restricted, and mocked journalists covering his campaign and suggested libel laws should be opened up to make it easier to sue news organizations.

    Trump voiced concerns in the past about free expression, including calling in December for “closing” up parts of the internet. "

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