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FBI hunts for ‘armed and dangerous’ Afghanistan-born man, 28, over New York and New Jersey bombings as NY governor says attack could be ‘terrorism with a foreign connection’

Daily Mail
By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Associated Press and Louise Boyle In Elizabeth, New Jersey For Dailymail.com
Published: 06:37 EST, 19 September 2016 | Updated: 10:08 EST, 19 September 2016

A manhunt is underway for an Afghan-born U.S. citizen suspected of plotting three bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami are being asked to contact police immediately. He should not be approached, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

The Saturday bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, New Jersey, as well as the attempted bombing of the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station have authorities believing there may be a terror cell active in the area.

The idea has the law enforcement community on edge as New York City prepares to host delegates from around the world at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

According to the FBI’s wanted poster, Rahami is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan. He is about 5’6″ tall and weighs about 200 pounds, with brown hair, eyes and facial hair.

‘We need to get this guy in right away,’ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN. ‘My experience is one the FBI zeroes in on someone, they will get them.’

The FBI also revealed that Rahami’s last known residence was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where five pipe bombs were found at the town’s train station on Sunday.

FBI agents conducted a raid of the apartment Monday morning, which is located above a fried chicken restaurant his family owns.
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