Before the capture FBI New York field office released a wanted poster for Rahami, warning he “SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.”
The suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is a 28-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the bombings in New York and New Jersey.
In every terrorist attack the FBI authorities are working as quickly as possible to capture the terrorist(s) for the very reason to prevent further attacks that could potentially be planned and harm innocent lives.
Hot on his trail the FBI and police officials were on the right track. They captured and the stopped the terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami from further planting and detonating more bombs harming innocent people.
There was gunfire exchanged between Ahmad Khan Rahami in a parking lot and he was injured preventing him to escape. The suspect sustained multiple shots on the scene and was taken away in an ambulance after the gun battle in Linden, New Jersey. One police officer was shot on the chest, but he was wearing a life saving bulletproof vest that thankfully saved his live.
“Rahami lived in Elizabeth, where police found five pipe bombs at the city’s train station in a bag, and he worked at his family’s business, First American Fried Chicken. Patrons of the restaurant described Rahami to the New York Times as “gregarious” and friendly, Western-seeming and polite to customers. “He’s a very friendly guy, he gave me free chicken,” Ryan McCann, a regular at the restaurant, said. Rahami, he claimed, “always talked about fast Honda civics, about how he loved them.”
“Local New York news outlet DNAinfo.com notes that the suspect reportedly ran a website on which he shared his radical Islamist views. It is unclear when he became a U.S. citizen, but DNAinfo learned that he traveled back to Afghanistan a few years ago with his family.”
“He was really religious [after the trip],” Flee Jones, 27, identified as a friend of Rahami, told the local news outlet. We used to joke that they were terrorists, but they never took it serious,” added the friend.”
More than likely this was not a lone wolf attack and could very well involve others.
The FBI’s investigation will continue as they gather more information to discern what motivated the suspect and whether or not he acted alone.
It is now called a terrorist attack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror.” He also urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant because the investigation is not over yet.
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