Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of attacks over the weekend, including Saturday night’s explosion in Manhattan, and the discovery of several other explosive devices in the area. An unexploded pressure bomb was later found just blocks away from the location of the explosion, with an attached note referring to previous terror attacks, including the Boston bombings.
The man, identified as Afghan-born Ahmad Khan Rahami, has been arrested as the sole suspect in the explosion.
The Manhattan explosion left 29 people wounded, however, they have all now been released from hospital.
The country was shaken further, after news came in that a stabbing attack had taken place in a shopping mall in Minnesota. 9 were hurt in the attack, which was later claimed by Isil.
A seismic manhunt was underway on Monday night, which found Rahami sleeping in a doorway, before a shootout with police.
Police officers went to wake the suspect, who then fired on the officers, causing two to suffer injuries, before leading to Rahami’s arrest.
Prosecutors later said that Rahami, 28, was charged with five counts of attempted murder of police officers in the shootout.
Rahami was carried into an ambulance on a stretcher, following the shootout, and taken to hospital in a conscious state. Last night, he was undergoing surgery, after being shot in both his leg and his shoulder. Donald Trump spoke about the attacks at a rally in Florida, on Monday, and said that Rahami would be given top treatment, showing that the country has become weak.
“Now we will give him amazing hospitalisation. He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world.”
Providing travellers with advice, The British FCDO have said: “You should monitor media reports and remain vigilant at all times. There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.”
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