28-year-old suspect from Afghanistan is wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with the weekend bomb explosion that injured 29 people in NYC.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 19, 2016
New York City, New York – The FBI on Monday released the identity and photo of a 28-year-old suspect from Afghanistan who is wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday’s bombing in New York City. A bomb exploded in a garbage container and 29 people were reported injured, all survived. A second unexploded bomb (pressure cooker) was located about four blocks away by police.
The FBI is asking for public assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami, who 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 in New York, New York.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI’s toll-free tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips may also be submitted to https://tips.fbi.gov.
Additional details: Rahami is a 28-year-old U.S. citizen of Afghan descent and was 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; he has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.
In Elizabeth, New Jersey, a homeless man discovered what were believed 3 pipe bombs and 2 improvised bombs in a trash can area at the local train station. One bomb was detonated by a police robot, no injuries were reported. The FBI is investigating whether the bombs located at the Elizabeth train station are related to Rahami or a sleeper terrorist cell operating in N.J. and the N.Y.C. area.
Five armed suspects were detained by police for questioning, but have not yet been connected to Rahami in the bomb attacks in N.Y.C. and N.J.
In another terrorist attack on Saturday night in the U.S., an ISIS suspect identified as Dahir Adan, 22, was killed by a part-time Avon off-duty police officer after he stabbed 9 people, 7 seven men and 2 women who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Avon Police Officer Jason Flaconer shot Adan three times. Each time Adan was shot, he attempted to get up to stab Officer Falconer until Adan collapsed from the injuries and died. Warrants were issued to search Adan’s apartment and his vehicle, which was later towed to a police lot for evidence gathering.
The terrorist stabbing attack was reported at the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The shopping mall was reopened on Monday.
The Islamic State-run news agency claims that the suspect killed at the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”
President Barack H. Obama announced that the knife attack in St. Cloud and the bombings in N.J. and N.Y.C. were not connected. Adan who wore a security guard uniform during the knife attack is considered a lone wolf in the Crossroads Mall attack in St. Cloud, according to the FBI preliminary investigation.