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Alleged New York City Bomber Captured After Shootout With Police

Image via the FBI.
Image via the FBI.

According to reports, alleged New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured by authorities in Linden, New Jersey after shooting at a police officer. Police reportedly found him sleeping in the vestibule of a local bar.

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Rahami is a suspect linked to several bombs which were left around New York and New Jersey over the weekend—one in Chelsea which detonated injuring 29, another several blocks away which did not, three near a New Jersey charity race which detonated but did not injure anyone, and five left near a New Jersey train station, one of which were detonated by a police robot.

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Rahami’s name and information were disseminated early Monday morning via an emergency alert which was pushed to cell phones around New York and New Jersey just before 8 a.m.

It’s unclear what injuries the police officer who was shot sustained, but they do not appear to be life-threatening. CNN reports he was shot in the chest but was protected by a bullet-proof vest. Another officer was reportedly injured by shrapnel.

A “senior source” tells NBC’s Tom Winter that Rahami is currently en route to the hospital. CNN reports he was shot in the leg.

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This is a breaking news post and will be updated.

Former Gawker news editor

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This fucking loser is an American citizen trying to kill people in the country that took him in, gave him citizenship, and provided him with opportunity. Here’s where everyone comes out to equate America with all the other horrible evils in the world. Yes, America has systemic, terrible problems, and questionable moral authority, a Presidential race equivalent to a lesser episode of the Jerry Springer show, and an openly hate filled, racist, misogynist bigot who just might be able to parlay this incident and others like it into becoming the most incompetent and dangerous President in history. Yes, this is acknowledged. But let’s not pretend for a second that this piece of human garbage would rather be in Afghanistan than here. No. He’s not a Muslim, he’s not fighting for some holy cause ( except for the imagined one in his fucking crazy head). He’s a loser who couldn’t hack it, so to make himself feel important, aligned himself with the world’s most amazing group of psychopaths. He insults Islam. He insults faith. He insults himself, his family, his very existence. He’s a run of the mill, incompetent, disaffected fuck up who decided to maim innocent people. He should rot in the hell of prison for the rest of his life.