Breaking: Suspect in Chelsea Bombing Captured in Linden, Cop Shot

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Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Elizabeth man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was apprehended in Linden yesterday.
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LINDEN, NJ — An Elizabeth man sought in connection with the bombing of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood over the weekend has been captured in Linden, according to multiple reports. One police officer was reportedly shot. His condition is not yet known.

Another officer may have been injured as well, according to reports.

The suspect, Ahmad khan Rahami, is 28-year-old US citizen of Afghan descent, according to the FBI. His last known address was in Elizabeth.

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It has not been determined if Rahami also played a role in the bomb that was detonated in Seaside Park early Saturday, or the bombs found in a backpack near the Elizabeth train station late Sunday night.

Homeland Security has also arrived at the scene in Linden.

A perimeter at the Linden shooting scene has been established and the bomb squad is on its way to the scene to investigate the contents of a suspicious backpack found at the site.

More on this story as it develops.

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