FBI, NYPD Name Ahmad Khan Rahami As Suspect Of Chelsea Bombing, Warn He Could Be Armed And Dangerous
The FBI and NYPD released the name of the main suspect in the Chelsea bombing and his name is Ahmad Khan Rahami. The suspect is a 28-year-old resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Rahami is a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan.
Authorities are asking for your help with any information about his whereabouts. He is about 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair. But the FBI warns that Rahami should be considered armed and dangerous.
Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, New York, New York. The cell phone left behind with pressure cooker helped police identify Rahami.
Rahami may also have been identified by surveillance video appears to show the same man at the two locations in Chelsea where explosive devices were recovered following a large blast in Manhattan Saturday night that injured 29 people.
CBS News is reporting that sources told them Rahami is also sought in connection with the bombing in Seaside Park as well as the five explosive devices found in a backpack near a train station in his hometown of Elizabeth.
He may be related to five people who were taken into custody when the FBI conducted raids in Elizabeth, New Jersey early Monday morning. FBI and other law enforcement raided a home on Elmora Avenue where Rahimi either currently or used to live.
Authorities are suspicious that there could be an active terrorist cell in the N.Y./N.J. area.
No one has been charged yet with the explosion, and the investigation is currently ongoing.
Call #800577TIPS with any information.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the Chelsea bombings could be the work of international terrorism.