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.