Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspect in the bombings in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, was taken into custody after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J., on Monday morning, local officials said. At least one police officer was wounded during Rahami’s arrest.
ABC News captured images of the Rahami as he was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. He appeared to have been shot in the right arm.
“We want to get this guy in for questioning,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN after the suspect was identified. “I think we’re going to know a lot more in the course of the day. Things are moving very quickly.”
According to the New York Times, Rahami’s father runs a fried chicken restaurant in Elizabeth where he and his brothers also worked. Patrons described Rahami as “friendly.”
Rahami also has “a passion for Honda Civics custom-built to race,” the Times reported.
On Sunday night, FBI agents in Brooklyn stopped “a vehicle of interest” in the investigation of the Manhattan explosion, according to FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser.
According to the Associated Press, five people in the car were being questioned at an FBI building in Manhattan.
Rahami, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen of Afghan descent, was born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan.