LIVE BLOG: NY, NJ bombing suspect wounded, arrested after shootout; 2 officers hit, officials say

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two officers were hit in the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, the mayor of the nearby city of Elizabeth said. One officer's vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand.

Rahami, the man suspected in New York and New Jersey is now in custody. He was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher with his right shoulder bloodied and bandaged.

Rahami is also believed to be connected to the pipe bombs found in a backpack Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Before his arrest, he was added to key terror watch lists to prevent him from trying to leave the country.

New York police identified Rahami this morning as wanted in connection with the bombing Saturday night in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, which wounded 29 people.

Earlier Saturday, a garbage can exploded near the starting line of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

And on Sunday night, a backpack with multiple bombs inside was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As authorities tried to investigate, one of those bombs exploded.

The series of attacks come as New York hosts world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

 

Maxie Gardner September 19, 201612:42 pm

(CNN) — “We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday about a bombing Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood.

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(CNN) — Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has been “directly linked” to devices in New York and New Jersey, FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said Monday. Sweeney also said a traffic stop of five people in New York led to searches and interviews in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Rahami’s last known address was in Elizabeth, and an explosives-laden backpack was found there Sunday night.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 201611:10 am

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(CNN) — Two officers were wounded during the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, said Chris Bollwage, the mayor of the nearby city of Elizabeth. One officer’s vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand. Rahami, who is suspected in the recent New York and New Jersey bombings, was shot and wounded. He was taken into custody and placed in an ambulance with what appeared to be at least one wound on his upper right arm.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20168:58 am

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(CNN) — Ahmad Khan Rahami is now also wanted for questioning in connection with the explosion Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, the FBI said Monday. New York police announced earlier they are looking for Rahami for questioning in connection with the Saturday bombing in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, which injured 29 people.

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Maxie Gardner September 19, 20168:01 am

(CNN) — Officials want to question Ahmad Khan Rahami because they believe he is the man seen in surveillance videos rolling a duffel bag near the scene of the bombing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, according to multiple officials.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20167:47 am

(CNN) — Bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend — as well as the discovery of several unexploded devices — have led authorities to believe there may be a terror cell at work in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20167:35 am

(CNN) — The FBI has given a description of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is sought in connection with the bombing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Rahami, a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent, has a last known address in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair.

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Our sister station PIX11 says authorities have identified a suspect in connection with the Chelsea bombing Saturday: 

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(CNN) — A suspicious package found on 13th Street near Union Square in Manhattan was determined to be a tool box and deemed safe, New York police officer Christopher Pisano said. No other suspicious packages are being investigated by New York police, Pisano said Monday morning. 

Preston Benson September 19, 20166:09 am

(CNN) — A suspicious package found on 13th Street near Union Square in
Manhattan was determined to be a tool box and deemed safe, New York police
officer Christopher Pisano said. No other suspicious packages are being
investigated by New York police, Pisano said Monday morning. 

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20166:02 am

(AP) — The Latest on a suspicious device found near a train station in New Jersey (all times local):

7 a.m.
FBI agents and police have converged on an apartment near a New Jersey train station where one of five devices found in a backpack exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it.
It wasn’t immediately clear if there was a connection between the dwelling and the blast at the Elizabeth train station at around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
Authorities converged on the apartment just before 6 a.m.
Two men had reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of a package after finding it at the train station around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
There were no reports of injuries.
New Jersey Transit trains resumed service along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line, but there are delays.
Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service is operating on a modified schedule.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20165:48 am

(CNN) The intense investigation into the weekend bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey is leading authorities to signs of a possible terror cell in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.

The ongoing investigation, now encompassing the discoveries of two bombs in New York City and in two cities in New Jersey, has given authorities leads on specific people that are urgently being sought.

Maxie Gardner September 19, 20165:41 am

(CNN) -A federal law enforcement official says BBs and ball bearings were among the pieces of metal that appeared to be packed into both pressure cooker bombs in New York. The one device that exploded on 23rd Street was partly under a metal trash container, which may have diminished the force of the blast.