Police apprehend Ahmad Khan Rahami after exchange of fire; 2 police officers, suspect injured

After an exchange of fire with police officers, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested. Rahami is suspected of planting explosive devices in New York and New Jersey.
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Today (Monday), the New York Police Department arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old American of Afghan descent, after an exchange of fire. Rahami is suspected of being part of the terror cell that is believed to have planted explosive devices in New Jersey and New York. Two police officers were injured during the exchange of fire with Rahami.

A US law enforcement official reported that Rahami was arrested and taken to a New Jersey police station for questioning. However, a few reports claim that Rahami was transported to a hospital due to the injuries he suffered during the exchange of fire with police. Earlier today, five people were arrested in a car on the Verrazano Bridge. Police officers discovered many weapons in the car. The possibility that these suspects are connected to the terror cell is being investigated.

Rahami Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

US President Barack Obama praised the police officers who located and captured Rahami but urged the public to not arrive at any conclusions before the investigation is complete. Obama said that there is no connection between the Minnesota terror attack and the bombings in New Jersey and New York. “We are extremely fortunate and grateful that nobody was killed,” added Obama.

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