The man wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday’s boardwalk bombing in Seaside Park and a subsequent bombing in New York City has been captured after a firefight with police in North Jersey.

CBS News in New York was reporting that Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old Afghan man who is a naturalized citizen of the United States, was taken into custody after Linden, N.J. police officers responded to a report of a man sleeping in a doorway.

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When the officers approached, the CBS report said, the man opened fire, injuring two officers.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the man taken into custody after the incident was Rahami.


Rahami was first linked to the New York attack, then New Jersey State Police said he was also wanted in connection with the Seaside Park attack. State police issued additional photos of Rahami, and said he was to be considered armed and dangerous.