The hunt for Ahmad Khan Rahami is on.
Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted by the FBI in connection with the explosion that occurred on Saturday, September 17th at approximately 8:30 p.m. near West 23rd Street in New York City.
According to the FBI's description:
Rahami 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.
Officials believe that the attack which took place in Manhattan could also be related to other bomb-related incidents that took place in Elizabeth, New Jersey and in Seaside Heights, New Jersey over the weekend.
An official statement reads:
“We don’t know his particular ideology or what his inspiration was or whether he was directed or whether he was inspired,” the official said. “We don’t have any of that.”
“We have a lot to connect him to the Seaside Heights device, to the 27th Street device, to the 23rd Street device,” the official added. “And in all likelihood the Elizabeth train station device — which is a half-mile from his residence. So, the ideology, the connection to international terrorism, we might flesh that out as we go through the results of search warrants, looking for computers, discs, things like this. Search warrants that we did Sunday night at the residence in Elizabeth.”
“Here’s a guy who has been involved in what appears to be four bombings in rapid succession in recent days in crowded places,” the official said. “So we need to get him.”
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio warned locals to be on the lookout for Ahmad Khan Rahami this morning.
"I want to be very clear that this individual could be armed and dangerous."
Governor Andrew Cuomo added:
“I would not be surprised if we did have a foreign connection to the act,” he said on CNN on Monday morning.
Obviously, police are urging anyone who sees this man to call 911 immediately.
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