Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man sought in connection with weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday morning, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.
A naturalized U.S. citizen, Rahami was being sought for questioning regarding the Saturday night blast in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, an explosion in Seaside Park on Saturday morning and a foiled bomb attack Sunday night near a train station in Elizabeth, NJ.
An eyewitness to Rahami’s capture in Linden, NJ said that he saw a man walking down a street with a gun in his hand. A police car pulled up next to him and the man fired at the car 4-6 times. The shooter then began running down the street with several other police cars following him, the witness, Peter Bilinskas, said.
One officer was reported to have been shot during the encounter and another officer had a head injury, the Linden mayor’s office announced. The alleged shooter was also injured during the incident.