Bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami captured in New Jersey

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Police have apprehended a 28-year-old man suspected of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey, according to law enforcement.

Ahmad Kahn Rahami was taken into custody following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, at approximately 11am ET Monday morning. One officer reportedly sustained a gunshot to a protective vest, according to New York police. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a public manhunt for Rahami early  Monday morning. 

On Saturday, a homemade bomb injured 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Rahami was seen in surveillance footage taken near the site of the blast. Additional explosive devices were found or detonated in New Jersey.

Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, reportedly filed a lawsuit against police in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 2011 alleging racial discrimination.

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