An Afghan immigrant, wanted over bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, has been arrested after a shootout with police in New Jersey.
The law enforcement official said two officers were shot in the gun battle. They were not believed to be seriously injured.
Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said that the owner of a bar reported someone asleep in the doorway of his establishment. A police officer went to investigate and recognised the man as Rahami, police and the mayor said.
Rahami pulled a gun and shot the officer – who was wearing a bulletproof vest – in the torso, and more officers joined the gun battle and brought Rahami down, police Captain James Sarnicki said.
The arrest came just hours after police issued a bulletin and photo of Rahami, who lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near where an explosive device detonated on Sunday, a day after the New York explosion.
Authorities said the blasts were looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection.
This comes after the NY Governor said that there was no foreign connection. Yeah, right.