ELIZABETH, NJ – FBI and ATF officers are seeking a 28-year-old Elizabeth man, Ahmad khan Rahami, in connection with the pipe bombing this weekend in New York. Police and FBI Agents searched the address of a home on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth that is linked to a person with a similar name.
Rahami could be armed and dangerous, according to authorities. According to the FBI, Rahami is a 28-year-old US citizen of Afghan descent, born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth. He is about 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds; he has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair, the FBI announced.
Rahami has not been linked to the pipe bombs discovered in Seaside Park and Elizabeth, according to officials.
Five pipe bombs were discovered in a backpack near the main Elizabeth train station on Broad Street by two men at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday night. When they discovered there were wires attached, they reported it to police, officials said.
Elizabeth Police, Union County Bomb squad Elizabeth Police, NJ Transit Police, Union County Police, State Police and the FBI were called in to investigate. At approximately 12:30 a.m., a robot set off one of the pipe bombs. No one was hurt.
Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Coastline train service continues to be suspended in Elizabeth, according to officials.