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New York bombings: Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody after shootout – live

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CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- Eyewitness News captured exclusive video of the man believed to be behind weekend bombings in Chelsea, Seaside Park and Elizabeth being taken into custody following a incident with police in Linden, New Jersey. Law enforcement sources say Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured following a shootout and is alive but wounded. He was conscious as he was being loaded into an ambulance, his hands clearly cuffed behind him. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was undergoing surgery after being shot at least two times.He was found after the owner of a local bar discovered him sleeping in a hallway. Believing him to be a vagrant, he contacted police. "At approximately 10:30 this morning, the owner of one of the establishments in town reported that there was an individual sleeping in his hallway," Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said. "One of our police officers went to investigate, to wake him up, and realized that he was the suspect that has been sought in the other bombings that had occurred prior...He realized it was the suspect, and within moments, the suspect had fired on him. And thank God that he had his vest on. I think that saved his life."

20.09.2016. 01:32:08