New York bombings suspect charged with murder

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) The man suspected in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout on Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said, CNN reported.

He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Rahami is suspected of bombings Saturday in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, and is believed to be connected to pipe bombs found Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey, sources said.

–IANS

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