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NY, NJ Bomber in Custody After Shootout

Ahmad Khan Rahami, NY and NJ bomber, September 19, 2016 (Photo: twitter/BuzzFeedNews)

This morning, Stand for Israel reported that authorities had named - and were in pursuit of - the suspect in a string of bombings in New York and New Jersey that were carried out over the weekend. Now, The Times of Israel reports that the bomber is in police custody after being involved in a shootout:

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, law enforcement officials were quoted as saying by NBC and CNN television. Police in Linden said they had no immediate comment...

Rahami is wanted in connection with Saturday bombings in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, which wounded 29 people, and a pipe bomb attack on the Jersey shore, which caused no injuries but forced the cancellation of a US Marine Corps race.

Rahami’s reported arrest came around four hours after the FBI released a mugshot of the brown-haired and bearded Rahami, calling him “armed and dangerous,” in text message alerts sent to millions of people in the New York area.

Images soon appeared on social media, apparently showing the suspect being wheeled away to an ambulance with gunshot wounds from the shootout with police.

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