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.
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.
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.