12:00 PM The Suspect has been brought into custody ! He was in a shootout with police in Linden, NJ about 3 miles away from where he lived
7:00 AM ELIZABETH - A New Jersey mayor says one of five devices found in a backpack near a train station has exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it.
Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said that the device exploded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The FBI was leading the investigation and working to disarm the other four devices.
There were no reports of injuries to civilians or police.
Bollwage said two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of a package after finding it around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
New Jersey Transit says service has resumed after being suspended between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth. NJ Transit says cross-honoring will remain in effect.
The discovery of the suspicious package comes after an explosion rocked a charity 5K race in Seaside Park. A second blast in Manhattan injured 29 people, and an unexploded pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away.
I Wrote this: Crazy thing is I live about 5 mins away from this train station ! Not only that but, the man who is wanted lives in a nearby area of my town called Elmora which is about 10 mins away from where I live ! I woke up to all of this ! It's scary to see how first NY was targeted and now my state NJ is being targeted!
News about the suspect
Ahmad Khan Rahami has lived at that address in Elizabeth, which is above a fried chicken store. The 28-year-old is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan.
Authorities converged on the apartment early Monday after one of five devices found at the nearby Elizabeth train station exploded while a bomb squad robot attempted to disarm it.
No one was injured.
An explosion in Manhattan on Saturday injured 29 people. A pressure cooker device was also found blocks away, but it didn't explode. Authorities were trying to determine if they were connected. A pipe bomb also exploded Saturday in Seaside Park ahead of a charity race. No one was injured.