Attacks across America | What We Know

A suspect has been identified in several explosions in New York and New Jersey, according to NBC.

More details are coming in following a weekend filled with attacks all across the country. 
New York Explosion 
WNBC reports a suspect in the New York City bombing, Ahmad Rahami, has been taken into custody after a shootout with police in Linden, NJ
  • The bombing, which took place on Saturday night, injured 29 people. 
  • On Monday morning, the FBI released a wanted poster for Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Afghan descent.
  • His last known address is listed in Elizabeth, N.J.,
  • The poster warns Rahami "should be considered armed and dangerous."
  • Authorities also discovered a pressure cooker wired with a cell phone blocks away. That device was dismantled and did not detonate.

PHOTOS | Explosion in New York's Chelsea Neighborhood 

New Jersey Explosion
On Monday morning, an explosion near a Elizabeth, New Jersey train station took place after a device was found in a backpack and exploded while a bomb squad robot was trying to disarm it. 
  • According to the mayor of Elizabeth, two men found a bag in a trash can.
  • The bag contained up to five devices and had wires and a pipe coming out of it. 
  • No one was injured however, the investigation suspended rail transportation for hours 
  • A pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, on Saturday, about an hour from the Elizabeth train station.
  • While authorities are not ruling out the possibility, initial reports suggest the two incidents are not connected. 

Minneapolis Mall Stabbing
ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack at a mall located in St. Cloud, Minnesota where nine people were stabbed Saturday afternoon.
  • An off-duty police officer shot and killed the attacker, later identified as Dahir A. Adan, 22.
  • According to Adan's father, he came to the U.S. 15 years ago and was a college student.
  • He told the Star Tribune he had "no suspicion" that his son might have been involved in terrorist activity.
  • None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. 

PHOTOS | Stabbing attack at St. Cloud Mall

Philadelphia Shooting 
A 25-year-old shot and killed one woman, while injuring two police officers, before he was shot and killed by police. 
  • Nicholas Galent has been identified as the gunman, who had an "extensive" police record. 
  • Galent left behind a note was described as "rambling" and "expressed hatred toward law enforcement and named a probation officer."
  • Philadelphia Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said there was no indication that the gunman had been radicalized or was working with anyone else. He said he appeared to have mental health issues and was clearly angry at his probation officer.
USA Today and the Associated Press contributed to this article. 

(© 2016 WXIA)


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