Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection with NY, NJ bombings, arrested after shootout with police

LINDEN, N.J. — Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection to explosions in Chelsea and New Jersey, is in custody following a shootout with police that ended with two officers being injured, a top law enforcement official said.

Rahami's was detained follows a shootout that resulted in two officers being injured in Linden, N.J., the local mayor confirmed shortly after 11 a.m.

The NYPD later confirmed his arrest.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody in New Jersey. (Photo: WPIX/Source)

Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody in New Jersey. (Photo: WPIX/Source)

Images of the scene showed Rahami on the ground and apparently injured.

In addition to the two injured officers — one of whom was shot in the vest and the other in the hand— a person described as a "suspect" was shot and a third person was hurt.

Rahami was initially identified Monday morning as a person wanted for questioning in connection to a bombing in Chelsea on Saturday that resulted in 29 people being injured.

Within hours agencies said the Chelsea explosion was likely linked to two others in New Jersey's Seaside Park and Elizabeth communities, and CNN reported Rahami was also wanted in connection to those blasts.

Prior to his capture, the New Jersey man was considered "armed and dangerous," according to the FBI.

Rahami is of Afghan decent and his last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, according to the FBI.

The wanted man is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.