Suspect ‘critical but stable’: Police
The suspect held on suspicion of carrying out weekend bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey is in a critical but stable condition in a hospital, police said on Tuesday. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, on Monday – four hours after the FBI released his mugshot and sent text message alerts to the public. “Critical but stable,” New York police commissioner James O’Neill told CBS News when asked if the suspect would survive. Rahami was shot multiple times and had undergone a surgery on Monday, the local prosecutor said. He has been charged on five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and two unlawful weapons counts. Police are still probing the motives behind Saturday’s bombings in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea, which injured 29 people, and a pipe blast at a US Marine Corps race on the Jersey shore.