Bombing suspect's father says he reported son to authorities in 2014

Ahmad Rahami's family own First American Fried Chicken a restaurant in Elizabeth New Jersey that came under fire on Yelp after the suspect's arrest on Monday morning

"Two years ago I go to the Federal Bureau of Investigation because my son was doing really bad, OK?"Mohammed told the New York Times".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Tuesday morning interview on CNN urged Americans to keep in mind the principles of the nation's justice system after the capture of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the alleged Chelsea bomber, on Monday.

One of Rahami's trips to Pakistan lasted more than a year, between April 2013 and March 2014, according to CNN. He had a wife. It started what is called an assessment, and interviewed the father, who recanted.

The mother of Ahmad Khan Rahami's daughter says the main suspect in a string of jihadi bombings during the weekend was openly anti-American and once told their child that American troops were "bad people."

The comments by the officials showed that Rahami was on the radar of USA law enforcement authorities before the bombings, as have others who have carried out other attacks in the United States in recent years.

The domestic violence warrant is only part of the legal troubles that beset Rahami and his family, the records show.

"Very similar in the sense that we're trying to find out if there were foreign connections, where was he radicalized during that travel - numerous identical questions we had about Tsarnaev", said Schiff.

"I never thought he would do something like this", she said through tears.

The notebook contained references to killing nonbelievers and mentioned American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a leading al Qaeda propagandist who was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed sources.

Investigators allege that Rahami purchased bomb-making components on eBay - including ball bearings, citric acid and electronic igniters - before the attacks over the weekend.

Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, was also inspired by al-Awlaki, with whom he'd exchanged emails before his attack.

The notebook had a bullet hole in it.

Rahami is originally from Afghanistan. He first came in January 1995, several years after his father arrived seeking asylum, the official said. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2011. While in Pakistan in July 2011, he married a Pakistani woman.

Investigators are looking into whether he was radicalized overseas before returning to the United States in 2014, according to the official. The Taliban denied any link to Rahami.

Two years later, in April 2013, he returned to Pakistan and stayed for almost a year.

His brother Mohammad traveled to Pakistan around the same time. So they took an unprecedented step: They sent out an emergency bulletin to millions of cellphones in NY and New Jersey, asking the public to keep a lookout. He filed the paperwork in 2011 and it was approved in 2012.

"We're probably going to find out this individual had more contact than most, because we're now learning that these bombs were significantly more sophisticated than those used by the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston", Levitt said. Still, some of the restaurant's customers said Rahami was more likely to talk about his interest in cars. It turned out her Pakistani passport had expired. It is unclear what happened to the child.

Albio Sires, a New Jersey congressman in the US House of Representatives, said Rahami had sought his help to obtain a visa for his heavily pregnant wife to travel to the United States in 2014.

His wife left the United States shortly before the attack and was stopped in the United Arab Emirates, US media reported.

Rahami, who is accused of placing the bombs that exploded Saturday (Sept. 17) in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and in Seaside Park, N.J., was sleeping in the doorway of Bains' bar in Linden, N.J., when Bains spotted him. Evidence from the cell phone on the pressure cooker also led to Rahami's identification. Authorities haven't revealed any details about what she's said. "He called it an intentional act, I think, but those are just words". The officer was saved by his bulletproof vest. The chase ended when Rahami was shot multiple times. He underwent surgery at University Hospital on Monday and stayed there overnight.

Ahmad Khan Rahami and at least two Linden police officers were injured. Bail is set at $5.2 million.



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