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CAPTURED: NY Bombing Suspect In Custody After Shootout With Police

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, has been taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday morning, several news outlets reported on Monday.

Investigators first identified Rahami as the prime suspect Sunday afternoon. They were able to identify him through a fingerprint left on a cell phone on the pressure cooker device found at the 27th street location in Manhattan, officials said.

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Law enforcement agencies had launched a dragnet earlier Monday in search of the 28-year-old Afghan-born man, whom they described as being “armed and dangerous.”

The shootout happened Monday in Linden, New Jersey. Rahami was shot and was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher with his right shoulder bloodied and bandaged.

Image: Imgur

Image: Imgur

Two officers were hit in the shootout with Rahami, authorities said. One officer’s vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand.

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