Newly released surveillance footage obtained by NBC News shows Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in last weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey, leaving a bag containing a bomb on West 27th Street in Manhattan.
The video shows a man Rahami leaving a rolling suitcase on the sidewalk that contained a homemade pressure-cooker bomb on the sidewalk.
The FBI is looking to speak with two witnesses who removed the plastic-bag-wrapped pressure cooker from the suitcase, left the bomb on the street and then stole the suitcase.
The surveillance video shows multiple people walk by the plastic bag containing the bomb before the authorities were alerted. One person appears to kick the bag, and it appears another person curiously nudges the bag.
A woman eventually called 911 to report the bomb and she told the New York Post she initially thought it was a kid’s “science experiment.”
A bomb squad removed the pressure cooker, and found that it contained an explosive charge, as well as ball bearings, and steel nuts.
The surveillance video can be seen below:
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