Manhattan bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

Police release name of suspect in Manhattan bombing

The NYPD are searching for 28 year old Ahmad Khan Rahami

Monday, September 19, 2016

Authorities in the US have released details of a man they are looking for in connection with last weekend's bombing in Manhattan.

The NYPD are searching for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalised American citizen originally from Afghanistan, over the blast which injured 29 people in the district of Chelsea at the weekend.

In the posted released by the FBI (below), Rahami is described as being 5 foot 6 inches tall and having brown hair, eyes and facial hair. The FBI says he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Rahami's last known address was in Elizabeth, the New Jersey town where several bombs were discovered on Sunday night. No formal connection has yet been made between the two attacks, although investigators are searching for potential links.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested the blast in Chelsea was almost certainly an act of terrorism, and has now suggested it could have a foreign connection. However the city's mayor Bill de Blasio has steered clear of making this claim.

Local media also reported that an unidentified caller phoned in a threat of further attacks after the blast, but this has not been confirmed.