The Muslim Terrorist being sought in connection with the bombing in Seaside Park, New Jersey and another bombing in Chelsea is believed to be in custody, Linden police said.
Authorities have been looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year Muslim Migrant from Afghanistan.
Linden police said they found Rahami after officers responded to a call of a man sleeping in a hallway of a local Mosque.
When a responding officer approached the man, the man raised his head and that’s when the officer recognized him as Rahami, Capt. James Sarnicki with Linden police told CBS2.
“The suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officer and striking him in the abdomen,” Sarnicki said. “The gentlemen got up and started walking down the street in a westerly direction. I’m told that he was randomly discharging his handgun and one of the officers was able to get close enough to him and return fire.”
Sarnicki said Rahami was still on the scene and that the FBI was responding.
The NYPD and the FBI first said Monday morning that Rahami was being sought in the Chelsea explosion that left 29 people hurt.
New Jersey State Police said later Monday, citing the FBI, that the bombing in Chelsea was connected to the Seaside Park blast that happened before a charity 5K race.