On Saturday night, the Chelsea area of New York was rocked after a bomb left 29 people injured. Police found a second explosive device four blocks away, but it did not detonate.
Earlier Saturday, a garbage can exploded near the starting line of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey.
And on Sunday night, a backpack with multiple bombs inside was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As authorities tried to investigate, one of those bombs exploded.
Come Monday, the man wanted in connection with the weekend bombings — 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami — was in custody after he shot a police officer in Linden, N.J. around 11 a.m., NBC New York and CNN reported.
The explosions over the weekend have sparked fears of an active terror cell active in the New York area and the timing of the spate of bombings has further caused uneasiness — the series of attacks come as Manhattan hosts world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week.
Here’s the latest developments;
Video shows bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami in custody in Linden, New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/NrVJCPNAkC
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 19, 2016
Alleged (unverified) picture of the arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahami following a gunfight with police officers in Linden pic.twitter.com/vdx4VDy5Be
— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) September 19, 2016
— Craig McCarthy (@createcraig) September 19, 2016
NEW: Linden, NJ mayor says Ahmad Rahami found sleeping in hallway by bar owner; police called in, recognized him. https://t.co/iNsM2t4AqQ
— ABC News (@ABC) September 19, 2016
US #NewYorkExplosion bombing suspect Rahami reportedly not on US counterterrorism database.
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) September 19, 2016
— New Day (@NewDay) September 19, 2016