Afghan terrorist taken into custody after gun battle with police, one officer shot


Ahmad Rahami a 28-year-old naturalized Afghanistan citizen was taken into custody after a gun battle with police in Linden, New Jersey, a senior law enforcement official said.

Rahami was taken into custody after firing at police officers in Linden.

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Ahmad Khan Rahami. The New York Police Department said it is looking for Rahami for questioning in the New York City explosion that happened Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (FBI via AP)
This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Ahmad Khan Rahami. The New York Police Department said it is looking for Rahami for questioning in the New York City explosion that happened Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (FBI via AP)

Mr. Rahami, 28, was identified on surveillance video planting the bombs in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, NY  -both the device that exploded and another that did not detonate a few blocks away.

At least one officer was shot in the chest during the takedown, but was not seriously wounded because he was wearing a bullet proof vest.

Rahami was reportedly wounded in the shootout as well.

President Obama made a live television address to the nation, stating that federal law enforcement are also actively investigating the terrorist stabbing attack in Minnesota.

This is a developing story; check back for updates

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