Recently released surveillance footage shows suspected bomber Ahmad Rahami casually walking down 23rd Street in Manhattan street with an explosive in his suitcase.
The 28-year-old Chicken shop worker turned terrorist has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer as well as two gun charges after he was captured in an FBI shootout following the terror attacks in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. Rahami’s bail has been set at $5.2 million and he remains in the hospital after he was shot in a shoot-out with police in Linden, New Jersey on Monday morning while being taken into custody.
In the Manhattan attack in the upscale neighborhood of Chelsea on Saturday evening 29 people were injured.
Before the blast, surveillance footage caught Rahami walking down 23rd Street in Chelsea, dragging a wheeled bag behind him. Police say that bag he used in the attack contained a shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker explosive that is similar to those used in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Another unexploded pressure-cooker bomb was found blocks away and police were able to link the fingerprints on that homemade explosive to Rahami.
Authorities have now revealed that a note found next to the unexploded device, written in Arabic, mentioned the Boston bombings.
FBI officials have stated Rahami was not on any terror watch list, however he had traveled to Afghanistan multiple times.
Surveillance footage of Rahami dragging the bomb can be seen below:
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