A police shootout in Linden, New Jersey, late Monday morning ended with bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in police custody, officials said.
Rahami, 28, was charged later in the day with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges in the shootout, CBS News reported. He is still awaiting federal charges, the network reported.
News footage shows Rahami on a stretcher and being put into an ambulance. Reports of the skirmish say two officers were shot and Rahami was hit in the arm. A third officer involved in the shooting was hospitalized for heart palpitations. All of the injured are expect to survive, according to reports.
Rahami was found by a resident sleeping in a vestibule of a bar, according to reports. When police arrived Rahami allegedly opened fire.
The investigation into Rahami's possible terrorist inculcation revealed that he had traveled to Afghanistan multiple times in the last few years, police said.
An alert was issued on Monday morning for Rahami, a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent. Rahami is a suspect in the Chelsea bombing and a New Jersey explosion. He is also suspected of being responsible for five pipe bombs discovered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Sunday 500 feet from a train station.
Officials believe that Rahami is the man seen in security surveillance footage recorded near the Chelsea explosion and a few blocks away where a pressure-cooker explosive device was discovered.
FIngerprints found on the unexploded pressure-cooker bomb led investigators to identify Rahami. Police are searching a home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami reportedly lives.