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Terror Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami Arrested in New Jersey Following Police Shooting

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

Rahami's detainment follows a shootout that resulted in two officers being injured in Linden, N.J., the local mayor confirmed shortly after 11 a.m., according to PIX11.

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

In addition to the two injured officers — one who 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.

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

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. Check back for updates.

The hunt began on Monday for the 28-year-old man suspected of being involved in the explosions that terrorized New Jersey and New York over the past three days. After a fingerprint was found on a device that failed to detonate, Ahmad Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey was identified. More information was then found linking Rahami to the unexploded bombs with his cellphones linked to the bombs' detonators. Officials said Rahami did "virtually nothing to cover his tracks."


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