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NYPD, FBI Announce They Are Seeking Person of Interest in NYC Bombing

The New York City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that they are seeking 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection to a bombing in NYC over the weekend that left 29 injured.

The man’s role in the bombing remains unclear, according to the FBI’s bulletin, which says they simply want to question Rahami.

Wanted: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 year old male, is being sought in connection with the Chelsea bombing. #nyc

— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) September 19, 2016

Rahami is a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent born in Afghanistan, according to the FBI. His last known address was Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The FBI describes Rahami as standing 5 foot 6 inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair. The FBI added that he is considered “armed and dangerous.”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Monday that “the important thing is to get this individual quickly and to continue to be strong and vigilant.”

The important thing is to get this individual quickly and to continue to be strong and vigilant.

— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 19, 2016

Authorities announced late Sunday they had arrested five individuals they believed were connected to the NYC bombing. However, no charges have yet been filed.

This is the latest development in a string of events that began Saturday morning when a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, along the route of Marine charity run. Fortunatly, no one was injured in the blast. However, two additional bombs were found in the same area.

Then, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a bomb exploded in the busy Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Twenty-nine people sustained injuries in the blast, but all have since been released from the hospital. Law enforcement sources said Sunday they are investigating the possibility that the two explosions are connected.

Finally, three pipe bombs and two other unknown devices were found at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, late Sunday, which prompted delays through Amtrak’s busiest corridor.

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