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Suspect in NY and NJ bombings charged with attempted murder of officers

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of being behind bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday, was charged Monday evening with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, following a shootout with police earlier in the day in Linden, New Jersey.

Rahami was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. Authorities were tipped off to Rahami's whereabouts after the owner of a bar in Linden saw him sleeping in his doorway and recognized him from television. When officers arrived, Rahami pulled out a handgun and began to fire, then ran. One officer was shot in the vest and another in the hand, and Rahami was shot multiple times.