Person of Interest in Connection to Chelsea Explosion Now in Custody

13-pct-rahamiUPDATED: 11:53 a.m. | The suspect is in custody, following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection to the Sat., Sept. 17  explosion at 131 W. 23rd St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves), in which 29 people sustained injuries.

Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on Jan. 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with potential information about the suspect, and/or the incident, is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (1-800-577-8477), or text CRIMES, then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. The FBI tip hotline is 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).