NY/NJ bombing suspect in custody, was shot and taken to hospital Express News
New York/New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police during which two officers were injured and Rahami was shot, authorities said.
The shootout happened in Linden, New Jersey, hours after authorities announced the 28-year-old Afghan immigrant was suspected in the weekend bombings that injured 29 people.
A witness spotted a man sleeping in a doorway of a local bar and called the police at 10:30 a.m. ET, Captain James Sarnicki of the Linden Police Department told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” An officer approached the man and tried to wake him, Sarnicki said.
As the sleeping man woke up and lifted his head, Sarnicki said the officer realized he resembled the bombings suspect and ordered the man to show his hands. The suspect fired at the officer, hitting him in the abdomen, the Linden police captain said. Fortunately, the officer that was shot was wearing a bulletproof vest and did not sustain life-threatening injuries, Sarnicki said.