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ahmad khan rahami seen in this cell tone video trying to run from police was ed by return fire but conscious as he was transported to a nearby hospita. there is no other individual we're looking for at this point in time. >> anchor: investigators say 28-year-old ahmad rahami is the man behind the bombing in new york that injured 29 saturday. his exact motive still a mystery but his method is clear. we have every reason to believe this was an act of terror. >> reporter: his picture was blasted to cell phones asking peopal new jersey area to help find him. one man showed me the surveillance video he offered to police. he says shows him pulling luggage behind him believed to contain the second device found in new york. that pressure cooker with a phone attached reportedly had his fingerprints on it. jane is the new yorker who spotted the suspicious device and called police. do you feel like a hero? no. anyone would have done that. >> reporter: investigators say evidence ties him not only to the chelsea bombing and the
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the pipe bomb that exploded near a charity run in new jersey and the backpack full of pipe bombs also found in new jersey including one that explodeds a police robot tried to disarm it. president obama visiting the u.n. praised new yorkers for their resolve. they don't get scared. they are tough, they are resilient. they go about their business every single day. >> anchor: this fire only a few miles from where that backpack full of bombs was apartment over the restaurant run by his family where investigators reportedly found bomb making materials. live in linden, new jersey, dan hausle, 7 news. >> anchor: down as far as the officers who were shot being are they expected to be all right? >> reporter: yeah, their injuries are relatively minor. they are out of the of the hospital and the president actually called and talked to these guys moments ago. he talked about that conversation.
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appreciative the american people were as well as people in the region. it's just one more reminder of the extraordinary skill and sacrifice and courage of our law enforcement officers and what they put on the line every single day to make sure we are safe. >> anchor: investigators say this incident was brought to an end amazingly quickly less than 48 hours after the bombing through tex nothing and old-fashioned police work. back to u. us once again in new jersey. >> anchor: well, his arrest is catching people who knew him off guard especially his family. tonight in fact we're hearing from his father for the first time. when you hear now that he has been accused of this, do you believe it? do you believe it? sir? i'm not sure what's going on. i'm not sure what's happening exactly.
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okay? >> anchor: his acquaintances are also speaking out about his capture. 7's ryan schulteis joins us with that pat of the story. >> reporter: when a former classmate saw his picture plastered all over the news he couldn't believe it. chris said he went to high school with rahami in edison, new jersey and said he was fairly quiet, friendly, well question ded and cracked jokes. another man said he foes to the restaurant believed to be owned by the suspect's family and says hearing the news is surprising. i come something to eat. he is always in there, very friendly guy. that's what is so scary. it hits hard when it's home. the crazy part is that in ten years his personality at least from what he showed completely 10'd and heats goes from being just a normal kid to wanting to hurt people. >> anchor: so that former classmate said he is relieved he was caught so quickly by police.
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news. >> anchor: rye yap, stay right. there we'll find our shot and here is jonathan hall talking about the terror take down in new jersey prompting security concerns here in new england. jon? ad am, how are you doing in the governor said it might sound corny he's days but see something, say something is still very, very important. we've got to help the police in this mission. state police say they are supplying troopers to help transit police at high profile sp law enforcement stepping up security in massachusetts after makeshift bombs are placed in and around new york city. 7 news asked governor baker for reaction on the f.b.i.'s lightning quick arrest of ahmad khan rahami in new jersey. i am glad that he has been found and brought in and the message from the beginning has been that this does not have any direct connection to anything going on here in new england. >> reporter: in fact, massachusetts state police have checked databases and social
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come up empty. they say "no nexus between rahami and the state of massachusetts has been found but officers are staying vin lent. on the mbta riders will see an increased police presence and police say they are taking other measures that people can't necessarily see. >> anchor: our security posture today is not a direct result of any specific or credible intelligence from the events of the past 48 hours. >> anchor: tease are tense times and not everyone is thing right now. i to be honest but i have to get to the doctor but i am afraid to go on this because they are getting too close to home. >> anchor: it's a natural reaction, isn't it? state police say high profile events like the big patriots game coming up thursday night will also receive extra attention. in government center, jonathan hall, 7 news. >> anchor: stay withp 7 news on a air and on-line for the latest into the terror investigation in new york. you can get instant updates on
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>> anchor: 7 news now turning to your forecast. so we have a soggy start to the week. we had rain for most of the day but we really do need it. let's check that forecast with meteorologist bri eggers. >> anchor: kim, i think most of us even forgot where the up billiona was. we haven't kneed it for so long and some of us needed it today. jaffrey, new hampshire three informs of rainfall, almost an inch and a half for nashua. third of an inch in boston. little outas well. some places still waiting for more. well, i the rain has already fallen. there is still a chance we can pick up on a shower or down pour heading into overnight hours and tomorrow morning but that chance really is best for cape cod and the islands as that front is pushing closer and closer to southeastern massachusetts. now this is our set up right now. still that tropical moisture that is streaming in from the southwest so it is very muggy and the humidity stays with us through the better part of the tomorrow. but temperatures will warm up as the skies clear out to reveal sunshine. it looks like summer weather
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week so when can we expect a cool down? the extended forecast coming up in a bit. >> anchor: patriots turning to another new face with tom brady suspended and jimmy g potentially sidelined it may be time for rookie jacoby brissett to lead the offense. joe amorsino joins us with more. joe? patriots now just three days away from thursday night's matchup against the texans and as of this hour the pats have not brought in another quarterback meaning they believe jimmy garappolo will be at least well enough to jack oby bristle or they will go with him alone with julian edelman as their emergency quarterback. garappolo torched the dolphins defense yesterday for 234 yards and three touchdowns before being forced to leave the game with a sprained ac joint late in the second quarter. shifting the spotlight to bristle. alex corddry reporting live in foxboro with more on the patriots quarterback situation leading up to thursday's prime time matchup against the texans.
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patriots weren't telling us who they think is going to start on thursday night but one thing is for sure, danny amendola isn't counting out jimmy garappolo. we were eating like some cereal. >> anchor: jimmy anti-depressants although eating his wheaties with hopes of being healthy enough to play thursday against texans. he is a competitor so he will do all, whatever he can around the clock to get ready for the sweep and whenever he is going to play next. would you be surprise thursday. he is a tough kid and italian. i don't count him out. >> reporter: but after garappolo suffered a sprained ac joint sunday, all signs point to the patriots turning to rookie jacob brissett. he is a smart young kid of he hasn't been in the nfl for a long time but he seems to really grasp what the offense is trying to do. he learns well from these coaches. in his debut he completed six of nine for 92 yards.
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working guy and i at the he has been prepared this week for texans as hard as he can and just like the rest of us just quick turn around and looking forward to thursday. we have to get ready to go play a game thursday so it's just come in, get ready, we have oh move forward and get ready for texans. >> anchor: if he starts on thursday night and assuming tom brady starts in week five that would be the first 1992 that the patriots have started three quarter backs in a single season. live in foxboro, alex corddry, 7 news. >> anchor: thanks, alex. all signs do point to jack owy brissett starting on thursday night against the texans. reporting live in the newsroom, joe amorsino, 7 news. >> anchor: well, patriots fans are crossing their fingers tonight hoping jimmy although's shoulder heals quickly and that third stranger jacoby brissett can continue winning ways. byron barnett continues our
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well, just when patriots fans thought they could relax, they are back to holding their breath and crossing their fingers as the team gets ready to mutt an untested rookie in the quarterback's drivers seat. we got our first look at patriots rookie quarterback jacoby brissett when jimmy garappolo went down with that injury sunday afternoon against the dolphins. but most pats fans know little or nothing about brissett. do you knowis oh god. jacob? something with a br. i didn't think i would have to learn his name. >> anchor: but one player who does know brissett is patriots offensive lineman joe tiny. he is also a rookie and was teammates with brissett in nc state. i asked him what he could tell us about the patriots probable new starting qb. he is just hard working guy and i they he will prepare this week for the texans as hard as he can and just like the rest of
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>> anchor: of course fans are still talking about jimmy g and what an unbelievable start he had against the dolphins. fans say it was devastating to watch him go down with that injury. but fans say they are still confident the team can power through under the bill belichick system. i think with belichick coving he will do his job. i think we'll do well. you do? i do. >> reporter: you have faith. i have faith in the patriots. yes. it's bill belichick system for sure and i think everybody wants our system well with it. >> anchor: and in his conference call today head coach bill belichick said jacoby brissett showed good poise and decision making under pressure. that's the latest live from gillette stadium. i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> anchor: much more to come on 7 news. 6 months after that crash into a newton pizza shop, what the driver says is to blame for what happened there. >> anchor: plus, hanley ramirez giving the. >> a big boost as we head into the time two weeks of the
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lawyers in a woburn courtroom trying to convince the judge that what happened regarding a deadly pizza shop crash may be a different story. so the driver's attorney said his multiple sclerosis, his ms, caused him to lose control.
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man to plow into the sweet tomatos restaurant in march. two people died, 7 others injured and it did take prosecutors 6 months to bring charges against the defendant. the gentleman suffers from multiple sclerosis. he has for about 27 years. we all know the effects of multiple sclerosis. this isn't the time or the place for me to get into that disease or bradford is charged with vehicular homicide. >> anchor: a strike in the sky, a plane headed to logan is struck by lightning. sourers tell 7 news a jet blue aircraft from jfk airport in new york to bermuda had an equipment issue and then was diverted here to logan. on its way to leg and the plane was struck, the plane did land safely. nobody was injured. >> anchor: a child hit by a car in chelsea. this happened on carter street
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investigators tell us that the child's injuries do not appear to be serious. >> anchor: next in the forecast some impressive totals even ashburnham coming in at more than four inches of rain. we'll talk about when the rain winds down and when the
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>> anchor: not all of won with this rain but some of us certainly did. ashburnham 4.2 inches of rainful in the last 24 hours fairhaven 1.inches. a lot of these bigger reports between two and four and favoring more northwestern mass as well as near the south coast for the rest of us in the middle maybe a touch disappointing. city of boston a third of an inform, but every little bit helps, extreme area that didn't win out on the rain today. the bad news is it looks like the heaviest of our rainfall has already fallen. the good news is there is still a chance that we could catch a quick shower or even a quick downpour as we head into the overnight hours. we still have some scattered showers cape cod and the islands not amounting to too much at this point. again, it's been wetter as we had it through the earlier hours of today. but that tropical moisture is still streaming in from the southwest and the front is very
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ingredients coming together to keep that chance for rain in our area through tomorrow morning even midday for southeastern mass. current temperatures low seven tease, 68 worcester, very close to our dew points it is a very soupy air mass out there and almost feels like you are swimming down the street even though you are walking in air. incredible. that's why i say that chance for showers is still with us because with an atmospheric set up like we have right now it doesn't take much to get one of these showers or downpours going and into the time line he cape cod and islands through midday tomorrow. then we push out the cloud cover and we boost up the temperatures. the bad news is, we do keep around some of the muggies through tonight and through the better part of tomorrow but look at where those terms are. 78 to 85 for our highs. first official day of fall astronomical fall at least starts on thursday. however, the temperatures luck a lot more like summer. mid 80's through the rest of the workweek and then a big cool down passed another front as we
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jimmy garoppolo trying to come back from a sprained ac joint in his throwing shoulder on just four days rest. a possibility the patriots have not ruled out just yet. now if garappolo is able to make a miraculous recovery, it won't comes a surprise to some of the players in the patriots locker room. he is a competitor so he will do whatever he can around the clock to get ready for this we would you would you you be surprised if he came back on thursday? he he that tough kid and italian so i don't count him ou. you have to get ready to go play a game thursday. so it's just come in, get ready, we have to move forward and get ready for the texans. >> anchor: despite the optimism all signs point to jacoby brissett making his start on thursday night.
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yesterday completing six of nine passes without committing a turn over while displaying poise and composure beyond his years. jacoby is really a calm individual. he has been that way since we brought him in for his interview. we ride to put him under pressure when we first brought him in here, before the draft, and he didn't flinch then and really he is a give that is very difficult to plusser it. he is very poised. especially for a millenial all these kids. >> anchor: thanks to a monster homestand from hanley ramirez the red sox open up a four-game series in baltimore tonight. three glimpse up on the second place orioles, ramirez shrugged five home runs and drove in 12 runs on this recently pleated 7 game home earning co-al play of the week honors.
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13 games remaining but ten of those 13 games for the red sox will be away from fenway park while baltimore and toronto have 7 glimpse a piece at home. europe skating on the main advantage against the czech republic but peter moranzik hop to the challenge. challenge with the flashy glove save. didn't have a stick, didn't need it. lovely with the leather ge the patriots worked out 8 players today including rob gronkowski's younger brother fullback glenn gronkowski. that's sports. 7 news at 6:00 will be right
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>> anchor: and that is our tile for 7 news at 6:00 on this kind of gloomy but much needed rainy monday. >> anchor: runny disand mondays. they go together. >> anchor: there you go. good to be with you. i am adam william. >> anchor: i'm kim khazei. "nightly news" is next and we hope to see you back here for 7 news at 7:00 and 7 news at
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developing news tonight. terror takedown. a dramatic shoot-out in the streets. the man wanted in bombings that terrorized new york and new jersey, captured alive after a massive manhunt. the suspect allegedly caught on camera at bomb scenes in manhattan. toda explosion near a new jersey train station. how authorities use evidence left behind and the public's health to track him down. tonight new details about the suspect, a naturalized u.s. citizen from afghanistan. his past troubles with law enforcement and his travels overseas. and troubling questions. what was the motive and did the bomber have help? "nightly news" begins now.

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