Over the weekend, there were dual explosions in New York City and New Jersey.
NJ happened first, as a pipe bomb hidden inside a garbage can exploded just before thousands of runners were set to participate in a charity 5k run for the U.S. Marines at Seaside Park. No one was injured. Sadly, 29 people were then injured after an explosion in a dumpster on 23rd and 7th in NYC. Thankfully, they have all been treated and released.
The NY Times reports a second device was found about four blocks away, but Mayor de Blasio says there was no link to terrorism just yet. Then last night, another device was found at a train station in Elizabeth, NJ.
Now, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami has been named as a suspect. He’s a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He should be considered “armed and dangerous.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo also added that the multiple bombs found have similarities, suggesting “there might have been a common linkage.” It has still not been called an act of terrorism just yet, though they say there’s a possible terror cell in those two states.