What we know about Ahmad Khan Rahami, the New York bombing suspect

Ahmad Khan Rahami has had past run-ins with the law, including charges in 2014 that he stabbed one of his brothers

By: AP | New York | Published:September 21, 2016 11:19 am
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) 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)

A US citizen born in Afghanistan has been charged by federal officials in two states with planting bombs in New York and at a military charity run and train station in New Jersey. Ahmad Khan Rahami remained hospitalized Tuesday after a shootout the day before with police in New Jersey.

That came hours after investigators say he dumped a package with bombs in a trash can near a train station.

Rahami has had past run-ins with the law, including charges in 2014 that he stabbed one of his brothers. A grand jury declined to indict him despite a warning from an officer that Rahami was likely a “danger to himself or others.” A high school girlfriend Rahami has a child with went to court Tuesday to seek full custody, citing the criminal investigation.