Ahmad Khan Rahami arrested in New Jersey following shooting of police officer

 

LINDEN, N.J. — Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection to the explosions in Chelsea and Seaside Park, is in custody, a top law enforcement official said.
His arrest follows a police involved shooting.

Two officers were shot in Linden, N.J. Monday morning. A suspect was also shot and a third person was also hurt.

Rahami was wanted for questioning in connection with the blast that injured 29 people in New York City Saturday, an FBI poster says. He's also wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred near a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, earlier that day.

Authorities aren't calling him a suspect in either bombing, and they haven't publicly detailed why they believe he's connected to the blasts. In New York City, officials sent an emergency alert about Rahami to residents' cell phones: "WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen.

Here's what we know so far about Rahami:

• According to multiple officials, investigators want to question Rahami because they believe he's the man seen on surveillance video dragging a duffel bag near the site of the New York explosion, and the location where police eventually found a suspicious device four blocks away.

• The 28-year-old was born in Afghanistan and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, according to the FBI.

• His last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the FBI says. That's the same city where a backpack with multiple bombs inside was found Sunday night, but so far authorities haven't publicly said whether they believe Rahami has any connection to those explosives. Sources say they believe Rahami is connected to those pipe bombs.

• Authorities warn that Rahami should be considered armed and dangerous.

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN

CNN's Pamela Brown, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Kristina Sgueglia contributed to this report.