The ISIS bomber believed to be responsible for the explosion in Manhattan over the weekend and separate bombing in New Jersey was just taken into custody after a firefight with police, according to law enforcement. In the following video, dramatic footage can be seen as Ahmad Khan Raham is taken into custody on a rain-soaked street in Linden, N.J. flanked by a large group of law enforcement officers.
The arrest came shortly after police issued a cellphone alert out to millions of residents, telling them to be on the lookout for the jihadist, describing him as “armed and dangerous.”
Watch the dramatic event unfold:
The showdown started around 10:30 a.m. when a resident spotted a man sleeping in the doorway of a bar, officials said.
Capt. James Sarnicki of the Linden Police Department told reporters that an officer approached the man, later identified as Mr. Rahami, and when he woke him, he saw that he had a beard resembling that of the man on the Wanted poster.
The officer ordered Mr. Rahami to show hands, Captain Sarnicki said, but instead, he pulled out a handgun.
He shot the officer in the abdomen, Captain Sarnicki said, but the bullet struck his vest.
“The officer returned fire,” he said. Mr. Rahami fled, “indiscriminantly firing his weapon at passing vehicles.”
Other officers joined the chase, and Mr. Rahami was shot multiple times. At least one other officer was injured during the confrontation.