Courtesy of WNBC:Ahmad Khan Rahami alive but injured, loaded into ambulance in Linden https://t.co/aMCNYxwFnH pic.twitter.com/JJlFhPLYSu— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 19, 2016
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.