New York's Governor Now Says it Looks Like the Manhattan Bombing Could be an Act of Terrorism with a Foreign Connection
Updated at 12:15 p.m. NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says the Afghan immigrant wanted in connection with explosions in New York City and New Jersey has been taken into custody following a shootout with police officers. The official says two officers were shot in the encounter in Linden, New Jersey. Authorities were looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan with an address in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The mayor of Elizabeth says county authorities told him that the officers shot in Linden are expected to be OK. Written at 8:33 a.m. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the statement Monday after the New York Police Department said authorities were searching for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the bombing. He is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan. Cuomo says: "Today's information suggests it may be foreign related, but we'll see where it goes." On Sunday, Cuomo had effectively ruled out a link to international terrorism, saying there was no evidence to suggest that. The bomb went off Saturday in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people. All have been released from a hospital. Authorities are still investigating whether that bombing is linked to explosive devices found nearby in Manhattan and in two sites in New Jersey.