Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in the New York City & New Jersey bombings Arrested and Taken into Custody by Law Enforcement
Law enforcement arrest New Jersey resident Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted for NYC and N.J. bombings, after he shoots police officer.
A bloodied Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was arrested at 11 a.m. in Linden, N.J., only hours after the NYPD had set off a cell phone alert to millions notifying them that he was wanted in the spree of attacks.
The showdown began on a rain-soaked street around 10:30 a.m. after three men spotted Rahami sleeping in a building vestibule and called cops.
Raw Footage of Arrest
ABC News – New York Bombing Person of Interest In Custody
The man who police nabbed and shot Monday after a day-long dragnet in connection with a series of terror attacks in and around New York was a bad father who disliked America, hated gays and took long trips to his homeland of Afghanistan, according to the mother of his young daughter.
Maria, whose full name is being withheld by FoxNews.com, said her high school sweetheart, Ahmad Khan Rahami, didn’t pay child support and often railed against American culture. The 26-year-old, who spoke after her grandmother called her for a reporter who produced his press credential and identified himself at the grandmother’s home in Elizabeth, said she had not seen Rahami in two years.
“He would speak often of Western culture and how it was different back home,” she said. “How there weren’t homosexuals in Afghanistan.
I am not sure if I am believing this one.
Mohammed Rahami, the father of Ahmad Rahami, the suspect in the New Jersey and New York bombings this weekend, spoke to NBC News briefly Monday and said he had “no idea” what his son was up to.
“When you see in your family, you feel yourself, too, what’s going on,” he told NBC News’ Kerry Sanders, who approached Rahami’s car after he drove past police barricades near the scene of the capture of the suspect in Linden, New Jersey.
Asked if he believed what his son had been accused of, Rahami said, “I’m not sure what’s going on … I’m not sure what’s happening, exactly. But I think so.”