President Barack Obama praised law enforcement in New York and New Jersey on Monday morning following a bombing in Manhattan and the discovery of multiple explosive devices in the New York City area.
“They are trying to hurt innocent people but they are also trying to inspire fear in all of us and disrupt the way we live,” Obama said. “We all have a role to play as citizens to make sure we don’t succumb to that fear.”
Obama: Cuomo, Christie, deBlasio all say "folks around here don't get scared" #CNN
— lisa mirando (@LisaMirandoCNN) September 19, 2016
Police and federal agents reportedly took Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspected to be behind this weekend’s Chelsea bombing, into custody on Monday morning.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 19, 2016
Multiple news outlets report that Rahami was taken into custody after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey. At least one officer endured non-life threatening injuries.
Rahami is being connected with at least one pipe bomb explosion in New Jersey.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) September 19, 2016
Twenty-nine people were injured by a homemade bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night. Since then, police have discovered multiple improvised explosive devices in New York and New Jersey.