Police in New York have named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Raham as a suspect in Saturday’s bombing in New York City that left 29 people injured.
The New York City Mayor’s office tweeted a picture of the suspect sought for questioning Monday. According to the FBI, Raham is a U.S. citizen of Afghanistan decent who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Authorities said he could be armed and dangerous.
Wanted: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 year old male, is being sought in connection with the Chelsea bombing. 1-800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/WLm9XSDUpj
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) September 19, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said earlier the explosion in Manhattan didn’t appear to be linked to international terrorism. A pressure cooker device was also found blocks away, but it didn’t explode. Authorities were trying to determine if they were connected.
The FBI also searched an unknown location in Elizabeth, New Jersey Monday morning after authorities detonated an explosive device left at a train station in the city, one of as many as five potential bombs found at the site. Investigators have yet to comment on whether they thought the Elizabeth incident was connected to the other bombs.
More to come.
**With files from The Associated Press