Bomb Explodes At New Jersey Train Station As Police Discover Five Explosive Devices
One day after an IED exploded in a busy midtown Manhattan sidewalk, an explosion took place at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a suspicious backpack was found. The detonation was "not controlled", the city's mayor said. Meanwhile, the FBI has questioned five people in connection with Saturday’s Manhattan blast. Elizabeth's mayor, Christian Bollwage, said the blast occurred when authorities were trying to "disarm" the backpack, and that the explosion was not controlled.
Moments ago, the NYPD announced that it seeking 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of New Jersey in connection to the pressure-cooker bomb, assistant commissioner J. Peter Donald said. Rahami is a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan. According to the DOJ he is 5'6" tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair.
According to CNN, the investigation into both the New York and New Jersey bombings is leading authorities to signs of a possible terror cell in those two states.
In the DOJ's statement, the suspect is said to be "considered armed and dangerous."