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Same suspect wanted in New York, New Jersey bombings

These various images and video grab of Ahmad Khan Rahami released on September 19, 2016 by the New Jersey State Police, show the man wanted for questioning by the FBI. The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, in New York. Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan./ AFP PHOTO / New Jersey State Police / HO /

These various images and video grab of Ahmad Khan Rahami released on September 19, 2016 by the New Jersey State Police, show the man wanted for questioning by the FBI. The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, in New York. Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. / AFP PHOTO / New Jersey State Police / HO /

The same Afghan-born US suspect is wanted for questioning in connection with both a weekend attack in New York and a New Jersey pipe bombing earlier that day, police said Monday.

New Jersey State Police said Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, from Elizabeth, New Jersey, was wanted for questioning in connection with both the bombing along the route of a US Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park and the bombing in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, in which 29 people were injured.

Federal investigators released a mugshot of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who has brown hair, brown eyes and a brown beard, saying he was from Elizabeth, a town adjacent to Newark International Airport.

“Should be considered armed and dangerous,” warned the FBI as text message alerts were sent to millions of people in New York, where President Barack Obama and other world leaders were attending the UN General Assembly.

The picture that was emerging Monday was that all three incidents — including the discovery of a nest of bombs at the train station in Elizabeth and defused early Monday by the bomb squad — may be connected.

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