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FBI Seeks Afghanistan Native, Releases Photo In Connection With NYC Bombing

Ahmad Khan Rahami Photo Credit: COURTESY: NYPD
From NY State Sen. Marty Golden's Instagram page. Photo Credit: NY State Sen. Marty Golden Instagram page
The blog post. Photo Credit: Tumblr
"I will be remembered. I will make a difference. I will eliminate my targets before it is too late." Photo Credit: Tumblr
"I suppose I’m just going to have to move forward knowing that what I am doing had a purpose and will in fact make a difference. I’ll keep you all posted." Photo Credit: Tumblr

update : Ahmad Khan Rahami has been taken into custody by police in New Jersey after a shootout. Read the story here on the Daily Voice.

Original story: The FBI is asking for help from the public as it searches for a 28-year-old New Jersey man wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan, the Connecticut State Police said.

The FBI released a "seeking information" statement on Monday for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan. He should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said.

Rahami stands about 5-foot-6 and weighs 200 pounds, the FBI said. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.

The explosion occurred in a Dumpster at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the vicinity of 135 W. 23rd S. in the the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. A total of 29 people suffered minor injuries in the blast.

Anyone with information concerning the case is asked to contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), a local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

In New Jersey, police also conducted several raids in Elizabeth, where five bombs were found in a train station early Monday.

Police also took five people into custody late Sunday after stopping a "vehicle of interest" on the Belt Parkway just coming off the Verrazzano Bridge. The suspects had weapons in their SUV when it was stopped at 9:30 p.m., police and FBI confirmed.

No charges had yet been filed as the investigation continued.

Commuters on Monday were greeted by 1,000 additional police and National Guard Troops across New York City, deployed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to guard transit stations and area airports as a precaution after the bombing.

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