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NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in CopShootout

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted in both New York and New Jersey—one of which exploded in Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. These five charges from Union County represent the first criminal charges brought against the naturalized Afghanistan native. It is expected to take several days for the FBI to formally charge him for the bombings.

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