7. 09/17/16 - 9:30 AM - Seaside
Park, NJ. A bomb exploded in a garbage can near the start of a
Marine Corps charity run. Later, three more pipe-bomb-type
devices wired together were found near the boardwalk in Seaside
8. 09/17/16 - 8:30 PM - A bomb
explodes in a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan,
New York. A second device built from a pressure cooker and
containing wires and a mobile phone is discovered a few blocks
from the first blast site.
9. 09/18/16 - 8:30 PM - Police
respond to reports of a suspicious backpack with wires and pipes
in a rubbish near a station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They
discover multiple IEDs, detonating one via a bomb disposal robot.
09/19/16 - NYPD confirm that suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a
naturalised US citizen born in Afghanistan, has been taken into
custody in Linden following a shoot-out with police during which
two Linden police officers were injured. Rahami is then linked to
all three bombing incidents (#7 - # 8 - #9). Mohammad Rahami
(father of Ahmed) and his family attended Dar-Ul-Islam
mosque (near the Islamic Center of Union County; see #9) when
they first moved to the area. The elder Rahami did charity work
and prayed on a near-daily basis at the community center.