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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder over police shootout

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The man accused of bombings in New York and New Jersey is now charged with attempted murder over police shootout.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is being charged with 5 counts of attempted murder and two gun charges. His bail is set at $5.2 million dollars by a state judge.

Rahami faces up to 20 years for each count of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.


A law enforcement official says the Afghan immigrant wanted in connection with explosions in New York City and New Jersey has been taken into custody following a shootout with police officers.

The official says two officers were shot in the encounter in Linden, New Jersey. The person wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Authorities were looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan with an address in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage says county authorities told him that the officers shot in Linden are expected to be OK. He says one was struck in a protective vest and the other in the hand.


Law enforcement officials are searching for a 28-year-old man suspected of playing a role in the bombings that have occurred over the last three days in New York and New Jersey.

Multiple senior law enforcement officials and an NYPD spokesperson early Monday identified Ahmad Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the suspect. Sources told NBC News he was the man seen on video in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, site of an explosion Saturday night.

The announcement came hours after a backpack that appeared to contain pipe bombs exploded as a police robot examined it near a New Jersey train station.

The explosion occurred shortly before 1 a.m. ET Monday. It was the second in New Jersey since Saturday morning and followed the bombing Saturday night in Manhattan that injured 29 people.

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