A massive manhunt is underway in search of Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan, in connection with the bombings that took place in Seaside, New Jersey and New York City on Saturday. He is also believed to be connected to the foiled bombing in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Sunday night. Rahami is considered armed and dangerous.
The search for Rahami is a search for more than just one man committing terrorism in the United States. Authorities believe that Rahami is part of a terror cell operating in America.
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered a correction to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s, previously known as William Wilhelm, Jr., contention that the attack in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City was an “intentional act.” At the time, de Blasio refused to call it terrorism. While on Sunday, Cuomo said that it was terrorism, though there was no indication that there was a link to international terrorism, that all changed on Monday.
Appearing on FOX and Friends on Monday morning, Cuomo said, “Today I believe we’re going to find out that [the bombing] was influenced by foreign sources.”
Two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday that the bomb plot likely involved several individuals, a revelation that came hours after federal authorities on Sunday night conducted a traffic stop in Brooklyn of a “vehicle of interest” in the bombings. A law enforcement source told Fox News that a “number of individuals” who are possibly connected to the explosions were taken into custody. At least five men were being questioned, The Associated Press reported.
A weapons stash was found in the vehicle and investigators were trying to determine if the occupants were attempting to drive out of town or take a plane, The New York Daily News reported.
Rahami’s last known address was above a chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, the site of the third terrorist attack which fortunately was foiled when authorities found the pipe bombs at a train station before they went off. He is believed to be driving a 2003 Blue Honda Civic with a New Jersey license plate D63EYB.
According to Reuters, U.S. officials told them Rahami was not listed in any U.S. counterterrorism databases.
Barack Obama has not yet commented on the terrorist attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey, or New York. Nor has he commented on the attack on police last week in Pennyslvania. The White House has said he will speak “very soon.”
Press secretary Josh Earnest, however, did appear on CNN’s New Day on Monday morning doing what the Obama regime typical does after a terrorist attack — defending Islam. He also offered an odd and sick reassurance to the country that the Obama regime is winning the war of words against ISIL. Earnest said, “We are winning the narrative battle that ISIS represents Islam.” He also cautioned Americans against associated Muslims with terrorism.
This story is developing.