The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen. “Should be considered armed and dangerous,” the FBI said in a bulletin.
Rahami was announced as a person of interest hours after pipe bombs were found resting in a garbage can at near a train station in Elizabeth on Sunday night. On Saturday morning, pipe bombs in a trash can in Seaside Park, New Jersey, exploded along the route of a Marine Corps 5K charity run. Hours later, one pressure-cooker bomb exploded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29. A second pressure-cooker device was found unexploded five blocks away. Authorities reportedly suspect a connection between the New Jersey and New York bombs but have not been able to establish one.