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Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man identified as the New York bombings suspect, is in custody after apparently being injured in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey.

Footage showed Ahmad Khan Rahami apparently conscious on a stretcher. Two police officers were injured in the exchange.

Linden is four miles south-west of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where further devices were found late on September 18.

Image source fbi.gov

Image source fbi.gov

Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old Afghan-born US citizen, had been named by the FBI as a suspect in September 17 bombing in Manhattan.

His family home in Elizabeth was being searched by officers.

The bombing in the Chelsea district of Manhattan injured 29 people. An unexploded device was found nearby.

On September 17 a pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey shore town ahead of a charity race. No-one was hurt.

President Barack Obama said officials did not believe there was a connection between events in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing attack in Minnesota, also on September 17, in which nine people were injured.

Ahmad Khan Rahami has been identified as suspect in September 17 explosion in the Chelsea area of New York City, officials say.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has released a photograph of the suspect.

Image source fbi.gov

Image source fbi.gov

The blast injured 29 people. Both the detonated bomb, and a device found nearby, were shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, according to US media.

Investigators have warned the suspect, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, should be considered “armed and dangerous”.

The announcement comes after a backpack containing up to five suspicious devices was discovered near a train station in Elizabeth.

One of the devices exploded on September 19 when a bomb disposal robot tried to deactivate it.