Suspects Identified In NYC, New Jersey Bombings

Monday, September 19th 2016, 8:03 am
By: News On 6

Authorities have identified a person of interest in connection with the New York City bombing that injured 29 people.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is being sought in connection to the blast that injured 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the New York City Police Department said early Monday.

CBS News reports two other suspects are also seen in video handling unexploded devices. Police are also said to be searching for those two people whose identities have not yet been released.

Sources tell CBS News that Rahami is also sought in connection with the bombing in Seaside Park, New Jersey, as well as the five explosive devices found in a backpack near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the suspect’s hometown.

The FBI bulletin on Rahami states he “is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.”

CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that investigators believe Rahami may be part of a terror cell and consider him extremely dangerous.

FBI agents pulled over a car on a highway in Brooklyn on Sunday night and were questioning its occupants in connection with the investigation into the blast, authorities said.

Agents stopped “a vehicle of interest in the investigation” at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, according to FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser

She wouldn’t provide further details, but a source told CBS News five people were being interrogated.