5 suspects arrested in New Jersey, New York bombing terror spree

Daily Mail:
A bomb was detonated by a police robot at a New Jersey station on Sunday night as the FBI conducts a manhunt for a suspected terrorist cell behind the Manhattan bomb blast on Saturday.

Footage from the scene showed the robot accidentally cut the wrong wire on one of five IEDs dumped in a trashcan at the train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey late on Sunday night, resulting in a huge explosion.

Hours earlier, the FBI stopped an SUV with five armed men inside on New York’s Verrazano bridge in connection with Saturday’s Manhattan bomb. They are currently questioning those men, who were believed to be on their way to the airport when they were stopped, but say there could be more suspects at large and a terror cell may exist in the area. Officials have suggested that all or most of the arrested men are from the same family.

Police this morning carried out a raid in Elizabeth hours after the discovery of the train station bomb - though it is not yet clear whether any new suspects were arrested.

It was the second night of suspected terrorism in the New York area, after a bomb exploded in Chelsea hurting 29 people and a second device was found and defused on Saturday night. A military fun run was also pipe bombed in New Jersey on Saturday.

Officers at Elizabeth train station were startled by the huge bang that erupted without warning just before 1am on Monday morning when the bomb squad robot cut the wrong wire on one of five devices - causing it to explode.

Authorities said the loss of life 'could have been enormous' with the device discovered at a spot where, just hours later, thousands of passengers would ordinarily be gathering for their morning commute.
The Washington Examiner reports:
New York police say they're looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend.
Cuomo added that he "wouldn't be surprised if it zeroes in on a particular individual, today even," and he "wouldn't be surprised if we found a foreign connection to the act."
Earlier he was denying any foreign involvement for some reason.  It follows a pattern of denial of terrorist links on such attacks by Democrats in the past.

ABC News is reporting that five explosives devices were found around Elizabeth, New Jersey and that the FBI has surrounded a house in that community.

The evidence is accumulating that Islamic terrorists appear to be involved in the bombings.


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