New York bomb suspect apparently acted alone: FBI
The suspect in the bombing this month in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood appears to have acted on his own, with no connection to an extremist movement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Tuesday.
“We see so far no indication of a larger cell or the threat of related attacks,” FBI director James Comey testified at a Senate committee hearing.
The suspect in the September 17 bombing that left 31 people wounded, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was arrested two days after the attack.
US prosecutors, in a 13-page indictment on September 20, slapped him with four charges, including use of weapons of mass destruction.
In addition to the New York attack, he is charged with a pipe bombing, also on September 17, in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and planting several other bombs.