Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has been « directly linked » to devices in New York and New Jersey, FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said Monday.
Sweeney also said a traffic stop of five people in New York led to searches and interviews in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Rahami’s last known address was in Elizabeth, and an explosives-laden backpack was found there Sunday night.
Officials believe Rahami is linked to that backpack, a bombing Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and a bombing in New York that wounded 29 people.
« We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror, » New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.