September 2016: Suspect Arrested in Bombings in New York and New Jersey

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Suspect Arrested in Bombings in New York and New Jersey
Image of police officer blocking off Times Square to pedestrians
On Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, Ahmad Khan Rahami, age 28, is arrested. He is charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is suspected of being the man behind the two bombings that took place the weekend before in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and Seaside Park, New Jersey. A third cache of bombs was discovered in Elizabeth, New Jersey—one detonated as police were attempting to secure it. Rahami was arrested when a bar owner, Harinder Bains, noticed a man sleeping at the entrance of his business, recognized him from the news and called the police. When they arrived, there was a shootout, two police officers were injured and Rahami was taken to the hospital after being shot many times. There is an ongoing investigation to see if he acted alone.
Photo source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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