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New York Bombing Suspect Named

New York bombing suspect (Photo: NYPD)

Bombings this weekend in New York and New Jersey have put authorities on high alert. And now, the BBC reports, the name and photograph of a suspect have been released:

The man has been named as Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalised US citizen who was born in Afghanistan.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) also released a photograph.

Early on Monday, a backpack containing up to five devices exploded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when a bomb disposal robot tried to deactivate it.

Investigators have warned the suspect, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, should be considered "armed and dangerous..."

These are the attacks in the US over the weekend that caused security alerts:

  • A pipe bomb exploded on the route of a charity race in New Jersey on Saturday, forcing the event to be cancelled but causing no injuries
  • Also on Saturday, at least eight people were wounded in a stabbing attack at a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota
  • At least 29 people were injured in an "intentional" explosion in the Chelsea area of Manhattan at around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday)
  • Another device was later found four blocks from the site of the blast and destroyed in a controlled explosion
  • A backpack containing suspicious devices was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey, late on Sunday
  • One device found in Elizabeth exploded early on Monday as a bomb disposal robot tried to deactivate it

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