New York explosions suspect in police custody

29 people were injured when a bomb went off in a rubbish bin in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.

This image released September 19, 2016 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI)shows Ahmad Khan Rahami The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - The suspect wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that took place in New York this past weekend is in custody after a shootout with police.

Twenty-nine people were injured when a bomb went off in a rubbish bin in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on Saturday night; a second device was disarmed a few blocks away and last night, pipe bombs were found near a New Jersey train station.

The shootout happened on Monday in Linden, New Jersey.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher with his right shoulder bloodied and bandaged.

He was identified as a suspect after a fingerprint was found on one of the devices that failed to detonate.

Authorities also found more information that pointed to Rahami on cell phones that were wired to the unexploded bombs.