Ahmad Khan Rahimi’s father says he told FBI that son had ‘become bad’

Ahmad Khan Rahimi has been charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey.

By: AP | Manhattan | Updated: September 23, 2016 12:56 pm
new york bombing, new york blast, manhattan blast, manhattan bombing, boston bombing, us news, us terrorism, world news Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is shown in Union County, New Jersey, U.S. Prosecutor’s Office photo released on September 19, 2016. (Courtesy Union County Prosecutor’s Office/Handout via REUTERS)

The father of the man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey says he informed the FBI in 2014 about his son’s apparent radicalization.

Speaking to The Associated Press early Friday in a telephone interview, Mohammad Rahami, father of alleged bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami, said his son underwent a personality change after visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2013. Speaking in Urdu, Mohammed Rahami said his son’s mind was not that same. He said his son had become “bad,” and that he didn’t know what caused it, but he informed the FBI about it.

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The elder Rahami said he doesn’t think the FBI took any action against his son at the time. He condemned the bombings and said he and his family were in a state of shock.