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Police say surveillance video shows NYC bombing suspect leave explosive on street

This one didn't explode. Others did.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Posted on Sep 23, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:46 pm CDT

Newly released surveillance video shows the moment that alleged New York City bomber Ahmed Rahami left luggage carrying an explosive device on West 27th Street in Manhattan on Saturday night, according to police.

This pressure cooker bomb didn’t explode. The luggage was taken away by two passersby who first removed the bomb. Others kicked and nudged the device on the street before 911 was called.

The NYPD is in early stages of the process of installing hundreds of thousands of police cameras into street lights all over New York City.

The bomb Rahami allegedly placed on West 23rd street wounded 31 people. He is accused of placing another bomb in Seaside Park, New Jersey. None of the bombs resulted in any fatalities.

Rahami, who is currently sedated in a New Jersey hospital after a gunfight with police, faces life in prison.

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2016, 3:02 pm CDT