Police and federal agents are looking for a man of 28 years old, described as a naturalized citizen of Afghan origin, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in connection with the attack in Manhattan on Saturday night, sending an alert Mobile unprecedented for millions of residents.
“I want to be very clear that this individual could be armed and dangerous,” Mayor Bill de Blasio New York said Monday morning. “Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.”
Mr. de Blasio was not going to go into detail about why Mr. Rahami was wanted, but said he Hallam was critical to the safety of the city.
“What we do know is that we need to get this guy immediately,” he said.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who said Sunday that the attack does not seem to have a link with international terrorism, the aforementioned test could change that thought.
“I would not be surprised if we had an external connection to the act,” he told CNN on Monday morning.
Mr. Rahami was born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address is in Elizabeth, N.J. he is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Mr. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes and brown hair facial.
A law enforcement official, who agreed to discuss the investigation only on condition of anonymity, said they had evidence that Mr. Rahami was connected not only to the explosion of Manhattan in the Chelsea neighborhood, but also to a bombing took place early Saturday at the Jersey shore.
Police Commissioner of the city, James O’Neill, directed to the full force of police patrol New York – 36.0000 officers – to intensify their vigilance and be alert for Mr. Rahami.
Dozens of officers and federal agents were focusing on locations in New Jersey. At the same time, more than 1,000 agents Command Critical Response Force City police and emergency service unit were working to ensure landmarks of New York City, central station and other sensitive places.
By midmorning Monday, police had handled dozens of calls from suspicious packages.
Hours before the name of Mr. Rahami was released, police discovered five pipe bombs near a train station in Elizabeth, detonating one of them during the night as he tried to disarm them. Before dawn, officers conducted a series of raids in the city of New Jersey.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police dogs Elizabeth invaded a residential neighborhood of apartment buildings low-rise multi-family homes and small businesses.
Police officers closure and evacuation of La Bottega Dei Sapori Deli Grocery and beauty of Sonia, a lounge to the left of the restaurant as well as human resources and communication Computer Services Inc.
Mr. de Blasio said New Yorkers should be prepared to see a big increase in police presence throughout the city.
“In the coming hours we will be able to say much more about what happened here,” said de Blasio Monday during an interview on “Good Morning America”. “Without a doubt, it is leaning more in the direction that it was a specific act of terror.”
The police officer said that although there was no direct evidence linking Mr. Rahami the Islamic State or al Qaeda, much of it remains unknown.
“We do not know their particular ideology or what his inspiration was or whether he was targeted or whether he was inspired,” the official said. “We have nothing like that.”
“We have much to connect it to heights device from the beach, in the device Calle 27, Calle 23 device,” he added. “And in all likelihood, the device Station Elizabeth train – which is a half mile from his residence Thus, ideology, the connection with international terrorism, which could give body out as we go through. results of the search warrants, searching for computers, records, things like this. ensures we did Sunday night at the residence in Elizabeth search “.
The main priority of the police when he is reaching.
“Here’s a guy who has been involved in what appears to be four attacks in rapid succession in recent days in crowded places,” the official said. “So we have to look for it.”
The police took Mr. Rahami through video surveillance Chelsea area.
Late on Sunday night, police stopped a car on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Brooklyn and five persons were connected to Mr. Rahami were taken for questioning.
There was an increased police activity on both sides of the Hudson River during the night and during the morning of Monday, as police responded to reports and chased leads, including the tip that led to the discovery of pipe bombs in Elizabeth.
Two men left the place of Hector restaurant near the train station of the city and found a backpack containing five explosive resting on top of a bucket of municipal garbage can, said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage.
After finding that the suitcase contained “wires and a tube,” he said the mayor, the men lowered the element on the street and in contact with the Elizabeth Police Department 8:45 pm The police, in turn, call deminers Union County, and the investigation quickly became the FBI and State Police of New Jersey, Bollwage said.
The F.B.I. then sends in a couple of robots and determined that the backpack held five bombs, some of which were pipe bombs, said the mayor.
Around 12:30 a.m. robots tried to cut a wire to disarm a bomb accidentally exploded, said the mayor. No injuries were reported.
Mr. Bollwage, speaking at a press conference on Monday morning, Rahami describes how the family had problems with the city in the past, especially surrounding the operation of their family restaurant, First American Fried Chicken.
Mr. Rahami father, Muhammad, opened the restaurant about ten years ago and used their children, said the mayor.
It was open 24 hours a day, but neighbors complained about loud crowd that gathered at the site, often after midnight.
Dean McDermott, who lives near the restaurant in Elizabeth, said customers found loitering in your yard and peeing in your driveway.
In response to complaints, the City Council approved an ordinance that would require close late at night the restaurant, said the mayor.
“The City Council voted to shut down at 10 pm,” he said. “They kept receiving complaints from neighbors, it was a distress to people in the neighborhood.”
The Rahamis not fulfilled, according to neighbors.
On one occasion, when police arrived to force the restaurant to close, one of the older brothers of Mr. Rahami got into a fight with a police officer and was arrested. Before the case could be resolved, Mr. McDermott said, the son fled to his home country, Afghanistan.
The mayor confirmed that the Rahami family sued the mayor, the City Council, about 20 police officers, alleging that I had been discriminated against because of their race and ethnicity.
“It was complaints from neighbors, who had nothing to do with ethnicity or religion,” said the mayor. “It had to do with noise and people congregate on the streets.”