So, TMI was right once more. We said yesterday that he was most likely a foreign born Muslim migrant born in either the Middle East or Asia, and not born in the US. He is from Afghanistan.
Just wait and see how this terrorist’s family will play victims and pretend they “had no idea” he was obsessed with jihad although they all knew it well.
It’s wrong of the media to release the name of the witness, the bar owner. Now he will threats.
In Manhattan we have many Muslims who own pizza parlors and kebab shops. For example, all along 8th, 9th and 10th Avenue from Hell’s Kitchen and towards Chelsea you see many Kebab and Pizza parlors owned by Muslims. Don’t eat in any of these restaurants owned by Muslims. Anyone can go into these restaurants and observe them, pretending to read a paper or converse with someone. They have extreme hatred for Americans. They will call non-Muslims names in Arabic right in front of them assuming these buyers don’t understand what they are saying. And sometimes you will see them spit in the food before serving people. Who knows what else they do with the food.
CAPTURED: FBI arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ Afghanistan-born man, 28, wanted for Manhattan and New Jersey bombings in shootout that left two cops injured
- Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody Monday morning in Linden, New Jersey
- Witnesses say he was found sleeping in the entryway of a bar on Elizabeth Avenue
- Before he was arrested, Rahami got into a shootout with police, and two officers were injured
- Rahami was also shot in the right shoulder and taken from the scene in an ambulance
- FBI released Rahami’s picture Monday morning, saying they wanted to question him in connection to the two bombings and one attempted bombing in New Jersey and New York City over the weekend
- The pressure cooker bomb set off Saturday in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood left 29 people injured
- Just hours before the Chelsea bombing, a pipe bomb was detonated at a military charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey ; No one was injured in that incident
- On Sunday, five more pipe bombs were found at the Elizabeth train station and were neutralized by police
- DailyMail.com exclusively revealed on Monday that Rahami had sued his local police for discrimination
- The 2011 lawsuit claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken business early every night and that local residents racially abused them because of their Middle Eastern heritage
The man wanted in connection for two bombings and an attempted bombing in New York and New Jersey this weekend has been arrested after a shootout with police.
Two officers have reportedly been injured in the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, not far form the 28-year-old’s hometown of Elizabeth. The mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey said that one of the officers was shot in the vest and the other was shot in the hand. Rahami was also shot, and was taken from the scene in an ambulance, a gunshot wound noticeable on his right upper arm.
‘I just heard three rounds of shots,’ one Twitter user said just before 11am.
Pictures from the scene show a man appearing to be Rahami laying on the ground with his hands restrained behind his back, before he was put on a stretcher.
Witnesses told DailyMail.com that Rahami was found sleeping in the entryway of a bar called Merdies on Elizabeth Avenue. Bar owner Harry Barnes asked Rahami to move because he didn’t want him to get injured by some broken glass on the ground. Barnes spoke to Rahami in Spanish, and Rahami answered in English. When the two locked eyes, Barnes recognized the man’s face and ran across the street to another business he owns to call 911, neighbor Sandy Percoski said. When police showed up, Rahami pulled a gun and started shooting.
Law enforcement say it was fingerprints left behind on one of the unexploded pressure cooker bombs in Manhattan that led them to Rahami.
Rahami was also shot during the shootout and was taken from the scene on a stretcher
The mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey told reporters that one of the officers was shot in the vest and the other was shot in the hand.
According to the FBI’s wanted poster, Rahami is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan.
Earlier Monday, FBI agents stormed Rahami’s apartment in Elizabeth. The apartment is located above First American Fried Chicken, a restaurant that Rahami’s family owns.
Elizabeth was also the site of a foiled bomb plot on Sunday, after police found and deactivated five pipe bombs at the local train station.
Neighbors told DailyMail.com that the family who live in the building had recently changed the way they dressed.
One witness said: ‘Up until recently they wore regular clothes like us and then they started dressing in their culture’s clothes.
Rahami is seen above in CCTV footage released by the FBI on Monday. He is now wanted in connection to all three of the bombings or attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey this weekend
FBI detectives were searching through an Elizabeth, New Jersey apartment (above First American Fried Chicken) Monday morning
On Sunday, law enforcement stopped a car in Brooklyn and apprehended five armed people inside. It’s now believed that this group is related to Rahami. They were headed to JFK Airport, but it’s unclear whether they planned on carrying out another attack or were trying to flee the country. The five people were taken to FBI headquarters for questioning.
DailyMail.com also revealed that Rahami sued his local police force in 2011 for discrimination. The lawsuit claimed that the local police tried to shut down their fried chicken business early every night, even though they have a special license to keep it open late. Ahmad his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the lawsuit together and said that local residents also racially abused them and said: ‘Muslims don’t belong here’.
Twenty-nine people were injured Saturday night when a pressure-cooker bomb exploded inside a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Surveillance video reportedly shows the same man dropping off a bomb on that street, as well as another street where an unexploded IED was later found.
After dropping off a duffel bag at the second location on 27th street, two other men are seen taking a white garbage bag out of the duffel bag and placing it on the street. It’s believed that the trash bag contained the second pressure cooker bomb. Authorities refused to say whether the two men were associated with the first man caught on surveillance footage.
Public records show that Rahami lived at the address with several members of his family. Above, FBI agents search the home and family business on Monday
Above, another view of the apartment FBI agents were searching Monday morning. The Rahami apartment is located above the First American Fried Chicken restaurant.
Late Sunday, five suspicious devices were found near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said the devices were found in a bag in a trash can by two men who reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package. One of the devices exploded as a bomb squad used a robot cut the wrong wire in an attempt to disarm it. While the blast startled law enforcement, no one was injured in the blast.
Law enforcement have also been searching through an apartment in the town, which is located above the First American Fried Chicken restaurant. Public records show Rahami has lived at the apartment, with several other members of his family.
In addition to the bombing in Chelsea, and the thwarted attack at the Elizabeth train station, a pipe bomb was also detonated at a military charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey early Saturday morning. No one was injured in that incident.
[PLAYING VICTIM, EXPLOITING THE LEGAL SYSTEM]
MAN WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN NY AND NJ BOMBINGS ONCE SUED HIS LOCAL POLICE FOR DISCRIMINATION
The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim.
Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and ‘selective enforcement’ based on their religion.
The family – who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers – claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with ‘baseless’ tickets and summonses.
The Rahami family also appear to own the fried chicken shop that they live over in Elizabeth. Above FBI agents are seen entering the fried chicken restaurant on Monday.
Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the lawsuit together and said that local residents also racially abused them and said: ‘Muslims don’t belong here’. [*This is probably fabricated and no one has said anything to them. It’s just to extract money and wider legal rights than the ordinary citizen. It’s a form of anti-American hatred.]
The lawsuit was filed in 2011 and reveals that Ahmad has a long history of grievances with city officials, their local police force and people who lived close to them.
Five years later Ahmad is now the most wanted man in America over his alleged involvement in the New York and New Jersey bombings.
Court records show that the complaint was dismissed with prejudice in 2012, meaning that it could not be brought again.
It is not clear if there was a settlement.
In an interview on CNN Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the bombs have similarities suggesting ‘there might have been a common linkage’.
Cuomo had said Sunday that there was no evidence to suggest that the bombing was related to international terrorism, but he appeared to walk that back Monday.
‘Today’s information suggests it may be foreign related, but we’ll see where it goes,’ he said.
He added that he ‘wouldn’t be surprised if’ the investigation ‘zeroes in on a particular individual’ and he ‘wouldn’t be surprised if we found a foreign connection to the act’.
Cuomo says investigators have no reason to believe that there are further threats, but the public should ‘be on constant guard’. Cuomo was at Manhattan’s Penn Station to thank state troopers and National Guard members for their work protecting the public during and after the New York City and New Jersey shore town bombings.
Surveillance footage reportedly shows the same man dropping the pressure cooker bomb off in Chelsea, and another one a few blocks away that never exploded. Above, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (second right) survey the scene on Sunday
Above is another pressure cooker bomb that was found just blocks from the Chelsea incident. This bomb didn’t go off.
Cuomo, touring the site of Saturday’s blast that injured 29 people in Chelsea, said the unexploded pressure cooker device appeared ‘similar in design’ to the bomb that exploded in Chelsea, but he didn’t provide details.
On Sunday, a federal law enforcement official said the Chelsea bomb contained a residue of Tannerite, an explosive often used for target practice that can be picked up in many sporting goods stores. The discovery of Tannerite may be important as authorities probe whether the two New York City devices and the pipe bomb at the Jersey shore are connected.
Cellphones were discovered at the site of both bombings, but no Tannerite residue was identified in the New Jersey bomb remnants, in which a black powder was detected, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to comment on an ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
It was actually fingerprints on the unexploded Chelsea device that led authorities to Rahami.
A bomb was detonated (pictured) by a police robot at the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station on Sunday night
FBI officials and police officers walk near the area where an explosive device left at a train station was detonated by the authorities in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Monday
Earlier Saturday, a pipe bomb went off at a charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey (above). No one was injured in that incident
The FBI stopped an SUV with five armed men inside on New York’s Verrazano bridge in connection with Saturday’s Manhattan bomb.
TERROR IN NEW YORK: EXPLOSIONS THAT ROCKED MANHATTAN AND NEW JERSEY
9:30am – Pipe bomb explodes near a military charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey
8:30pm – Pressure cooker bomb explodes inside a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people are injured
8:45pm – A vehicle carrying five armed men is pulled over on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, New York
9:30pm – Five pipe bombs are found at the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station
1:00am – Police robot accidentally cuts the wrong wire on one of the Elizabeth, New Jersey bombs, causing it to explode
7:00AM – FBI release Ahmad Khan Rahami’s name to the public.
There was no immediate word on whether the devices in Elizabeth were similar to those in nearby Seaside Park or New York City.
Officials haven’t revealed any details about the makeup of the pressure cooker device, except to say it had wires and a cellphone attached to it.
On Sunday night, police blew up the device, rendering it safe. A forensic examination of the device will be sent to the FBI Laboratory at Quantico, Virginia, police said.
Homemade pressure cooker bombs were used in the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013 that killed three people and injured more than 260.
The Chelsea explosion left many rattled in a city that had marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks only a week earlier and that was schedule to hold a United Nations meeting Monday to address the refugee crisis in Syria.
Witnesses described a deafening blast that shattered storefront windows and injured bystanders with shrapnel in the mostly residential neighborhood on the city’s west side.
One New Yorker, Anthony Stanhope, was in his apartment when the blast went off. At first he thought it was thunder and lightning.
‘Then all of a sudden, car horns went off, and I thought, “Oh, my God, this isn’t lightning. This is too loud,”‘ Stanhope said. ‘This is a bomb.’
The White House says President Barack Obama was briefed throughout the night and early Monday on the investigation into bombs found in New York City and New Jersey.
Spokesman Josh Earnest says the White House is following the situation closely. He says Obama will comment publicly ‘relatively soon’.
He was expected to comment Monday afternoon after a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
EXCLUSIVE: Manhattan bomb victim, 22, pictured in his hospital bed after being cut on the back and abdomen in explosion that injured 29 people
A 22-year-old man on a quiet evening out with friends was left with lacerations on his back, abdomen and other cuts over his body after being caught up in the bomb that shook Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Harris Gordon and his three friends were injured in the attack on Saturday night. A total of 29 people were hurt in the blast.
Mr Gordon needed nine stitches to patch up a laceration on his back. He also suffered an abrasion on his abdomen that is believed to have been caused by falling debris, and suffered cuts over his body.
Harris Gordon (pictured), 22, was left with laceration on his back that required nine stitches, abrasion on his abdomen and various cuts on his body after getting caught in the Manhattan explosion Saturday night.
A photo taken that night shows Gordon on his hospital bed, with bandages wrapped around his torso. He was discharged from Mount Sinai West at 5am on Sunday morning and is now recovering.
‘Just a short 24 hours ago I experienced the most surreal event of my life,’ Gordon told the DailyMail.com.
‘A bombing is incredibly random and you can never really expect yourself to be in the middle of it, but myself and three of my best friends were. I am grateful for how everything played out, from the incredible people on the street who helped us to the EMT first responders who helped us treat our wounds.’
Gordon (left) was on his way back from dinner with three friends (pictured with him) in New York City when they heard a loud bang, not long before 8.30pm.
ordon was on his way back from dinner with three friends when they heard a loud bang, not long before 8.30pm. Their quiet night on the town took a dramatic turn and they found themselves injured, waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
Gordon said a bystander gave them a roll of paper towels to help with their injuries.
Others ran into a nearby CVS, where staff told them to take whatever supplies they needed, no need to pay.
‘If any of us had walked any faster things could have ended very differently, and I am thankful that my friends and I can walk away from this life changing night with just a few flesh wounds and some missing teeth,’ Gordon added.