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Patriotism Rises From Terror in Seaside Park

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American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

In Seaside Park, the site of a terrorist bombing has become an ode to American patriotism.

As soon as law enforcement reopened the area around D Street and the boardwalk, local residents began placing American flags at the site. The flags went up despite a rainy, windy Monday, and now remain at the site.

American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
American flags fly at D Street in Seaside Park, where a terrorist bombing occurred. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old Afghan man who is now an American citizen, is suspected of being behind the bomb plot, as well as a similar detonation in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. A resident of Elizabeth, he was captured Monday after a shootout with police in Linden.

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