Early Monday, the New York Police Department announced that it is seeking a 28-year-old man named Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with Saturday's bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood — one bomb exploded in a dumpster, injuring 29 people, and a second device did not detonate. J. Peter Donald, NYPD communications chief, made the announcement on Twitter, the New York City mayor's office quickly followed up, and the FBI released a "wanted" poster:
On Sunday night, the FBI stopped a "vehicle of interest" in Brooklyn in connection with the Chelsea bombing, and reportedly took five people into custody. Law enforcement officials told The New York Times that most or all of the occupants of the car may be from the same family and might have been headed to the airport. FBI agents also raided an address in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where an explosive-laden backpack was discovered and quarantined on Sunday night; the address on Elmora Street is linked to members of the Rahami family, The Washington Post reports, citing court records.
Officials say they have been unable to find a connection between the weekend's attacks, including pipe bombs along a 5K race route in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and a stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall. Nobody was killed in any of the attacks.