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NYC Chelsea Explosion Suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in Custody After Shootout with Police – Latest NEWS UPDATES; VIDEO Moment of Blast in New York City

First Posted: Sep 18, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old (Photo : NY PD)

UPDATE - Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:07 p.m. ET: The suspect in connection with the Chelsea, NYC Bombing, Ahmad Khan Rahami, is in police custody. He was arrested after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two officers were reportedly shot in the shootout, one in the hand and the other on the vest.

Investigation Continues Into Bombing In New York's Chelsea Neighborhood
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ELIZABETH, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement officials speak outside a fried chicken store that is underneath the residence being investigated in connection to Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan, September 19, 2016 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On Monday morning, law enforcement released a photograph of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who they are seeking in connection to the attack. First American Fried Chicken, on the ground floor of their home on Elmora Avenue, is owned by Rahami's father Muhammad Raham.

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UPDATE - Sept. 1, 2016 - 8:15 a.m. ET: The suspect in connection with Chelsea, NYC Bombing. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 years-old, is the suspect. A resident of New Jersey and naturalized United States citizen from Afghanistan descent, he is wanted for questioning. He could be armed and dangerous according to Mayor Bill de Blasio who was interviewed by CNN earlier today. Earlier Sunday, the New York, Andrew Governor mentioned that the act was considered a "terrorist" act but the connections it had with international terrorism were still inconclusive. Here is a picture and tweet of Governor Cuomo:

UPDATE - Sept. 18, 2016 - 1:17 a.m. ET: Officials have found a second device, a pressure cooker, near the site of the explosion in Chelsea. The device is described to have a wire coming out from the top put in place by duct tape. Authorities are now trying determine the contents of the device.


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UPDATE - Sept. 18, 2016 - 12:25 a.m. ET: Unconfirmed video footage of the explosion appears to have surfaced on social media according to a post on twitter. Latin Post, however, cannot confirm the validity of the video. Watch below:

 

Here it is again but with a better resolution. The video alleges to show the moment the explosion went off in Chelsea, Manhattan (New York City).


This from the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio:

 

This video appears to show site of the blast just the moments after the explosion.


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29 injuries were reported after an explosion rattled Manhattan in New York City on Saturday night, Sept. 17, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The blast took place in the neighborhood of Chelsea in midtown on 23rd Street and 6th ave. According to law enforcement, the blast may have taken place within a dumpster.

Location of NYC Explosion in the neighborhood of Chelsea, Manhattan - Sept. 17, 2016
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The blast's location was on W 23rd Street and 6th Ave and it took place at about 8:30 p.m. ET
Explosion Reported in Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police officers and firefighters respond to an explosion on September 17, 2016 at 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. According to reports, over 20 people have been taken to hospitals with injuries, none of which are thought to be life threatening.
Explosion Reported in Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police, firefighters and emergency workers gather at the scene of an explosion in Manhattan on September 17, 2016 in New York City. The evening explosion at 23rd street in the popular Chelsea neighborhood injured over a dozen people and is being investigated.

In a press announcement around 11:20 p.m. ET, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that early indications were that this was an intentional act. He also added the following statement regarding the safety of all New Yorkers and people in the city:

"There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection and credible and specific threat to the city."

Blast Outside on Street and Surveillance Video Being Gathered

Alongside Mayor de Blasio was James O'Neil, NYPD commissioner, who shared additional details on the preliminary and ongoing investigation. O'Neil mentioned that the explosion took place outside on the street and that the cause of the explosion was unknown at the time.

He also mentioned that surveillance video from the surroundings was being gathered and that they couldn't confirm more details at the time but would do so after more investigations were conducted.

Authorities have ruled out that the blast was related to a gas leak and are reporting that none of the injuries sustained by the victims are life-threatening.

More updates to follow in this developing story.

Explosion Reported in Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
(Photo : Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police officers and firefighters respond to an explosion on September 17, 2016 at 23rd Street and 7th Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. According to reports, over 20 people have been taken to hospitals with injuries, none of which are thought to be life threatening.
Explosion Reported in Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
(Photo : Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police, firefighters and emergency workers gather at the scene of an explosion in Manhattan on September 17, 2016 in New York City. The evening explosion at 23rd street in the popular Chelsea neighborhood injured over a dozen people and is being investigated.

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