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off near the suspect's home in elizabeth as the bomb squad tried to detonate it. a team of our reports is working the investigation tonight. cydney long is in linden after the suspect was captured. we begin with cydney. >> reporter: jackie, he was sound asleep on the front stoop of a local bar, about five blocks from where we're standing. this is as close as investigators will allow us to be. that is were the suspect, ahmad khan rahami, took shelter this morning. police responded to a 911 call, they tried to wake him, and that's when the gun fight began. >> i did hear the gun shots. pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: an exchange of gunfire between 28-year-old ahmad khan rahami landed the bombing suspect on a stretcher, bleeding from his shoulder. listen as witnesses with cellphones in hand described the
moment. >> man, it's crazy. >> reporter: rahami, police say, wasn't willing to go down without a fight. he fired at two linden police officers hitting one of them in a bullet proof vest. >> he was sleeping right across the street from where my truck was parked. >> reporter: long time linden resident michael heard the gunshots as he left for work. he quickly returned home to his street, swarming with police, local, state, and federal. >> we'll be extending this crime scene all the way back. >> reporter: authorities spent the day gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. one told cops rahami's beard gave him away. >> i don't feel safe right now. >> reporter: despite rahami's capture within 48 hours of the first device going off in seaside park, residents' fears are not entirely officer. >> i don't feel safe. he went from chelsea, new york to seaside and stopped in
elizabeth on the way, clearly stopped in linden on the way, who knows wherever else he may have stopped on the way? >> i know i'm safe, so i'm good no matter what. it's definitely a scary scene, anybody could have gotten shot at any time. >> reporter: this crime scene investigation continues. no word when elizabeth avenue may reopen. meantime rahami underwent surgery this afternoon. he also remains hospitalized in guarded condition by police. investigators tell us he will be charged with attempted murder and that both officers who were shot at will make a full recovery. live in linden, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. who is ahmad khan rahami? nbc 10 has quickly learned a lot about how he became a u.s. citizen and his advertities to middle east. >> mitch blacher joins us with more. mitch, there is some overseas
travel. >> reporter: yes, rahami, it's confirmed, was in afghanistan as early as april 2013. from all accounts he has been a law-abiding citizen until now. born in afghanistan and into question naturalized a u.s. citizen, ahmad khan rahami sought asylum in the u.s. and got it in 2011. he studied criminal justice at middlesex county college. officials said they had no idea he would do what law enforcement claims. >> we directly linked him to bombings in new york and new jersey. >> reporter: he lived with his family above the family-owned fried chicken restaurant. rahami's father sued the city of elizabeth when the city fined him for staying open past 10:00.
elizabeth's mayor was asked about the lawsuit today. >> the lawsuit and the enforcement measures had nothing to do with beliefs, religion, or anything else. >> reporter: police believe the 28-year-old is captured by surveillance cameras in new york saturday, showing what he did. they aren't ready to say why. >> we have no knowledge. but the investigation continues. >> reporter: right now rahami is in a hospital under 24-hour guard. once he is medically cleared, the fbi will immediately start to question him to compare his answers to the forensic evidence that they continue to collect. for the investigators, i'm mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. we've also learned rahami attended middlesex community college in edison for two years, from 2010 to 2012. he majored in criminal justice but did not graduate. fbi agents found bomb making materials inside the suspect's
family home in elizabeth. >> that happened overnight, not long after a bomb went off as authorities tempted to disarm it near the train station in elizabeth. jersey shore reporter ted greenberg has been covering the bombing since saturday morning. he joins us live with what the suspect's father had to say a short time ago. >> reporter: jim and jackie, he says he did not know what his son was allegedly up to. tonight from others in this community, there is disbelief and fear. did you know your son was doing this? >> no. >> reporter: you had no idea? >> no. >> reporter: mohammed rahami says he had no prior knowledge that his son ahmad khan rahami was behind the bombings in new jersey and new york as authorities allege. when you hear now that he's been accused of this, do you believe it? do you believe it? sir? >> i'm not sure what's going on. >> reporter: you're not sure? >> i'm not sure what's happened exactly. but i think so.
it's very hard right now to talk, okay? >> reporter: investigators seized cars and came out of rahami's elizabeth apartment with boxes of potential evidence, a startling scene for people who live and work in this north jersey community. >> terrified. he was hiding in plain sight. >> reporter: rahami shares the apartment with his father and other relatives upstairs from his family's fried chicken restaurant. >> they seemed friendly. they didn't seem like -- no harm would come from them, you know? it's crazy. i would have never expected that. >> reporter: that explosion came hours earlier from one of five pipe bombs found in a trash can at the nearby elizabeth train station. it blew up as a robot tried to disarm it. no one was hurt. >> it's a little scary, right in our backyard. >> reporter: authorities say the bombs were similar to those found following an explosion saturday in seaside park. investigators have linked rahami to that blast along with the bombing saturday night in new
york city. >> we're like a family here, in a great city. to know that evil was across the street, that's pretty scary and pretty bad. >> reporter: at this point, rahami has not been publicly linked with the bombs found at the train station. but as you can see, the search for additional evidence is very much ongoing tonight. live in elizabeth, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> all right, ted. stay with nbc 10 and our digital team for continuing coverage of the bombing suspect's arrest. and "nbc nightly news" will have comprehensive coverage right after this broadcast. turning to weather, we are tracking rain still on the radar right now. you probably noticed it the minute you woke up. it's been raining most of the day. that heavy rain at times has even caused flooding at the jersey shore. a live look down in cape may. we're told several streets were flooded. it's the first time it's rained there in weeks. nbc 10 first alert chief
meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now. >> glenn, will we need umbrellas tonight? >> yes, at the jersey shore. we're still getting rain in those areas while most of the rest of the area is just cloudy. it's going to stay cloudy. you can see the rain in southern delaware, sussex county. it is shrinking, that area. the rain is not as heavy as it was earlier this afternoon. and you can see the wider picture, plenty of clouds, and they're not going anywhere. the rain, pretty impressive, over three inches, cape may point, cape may courthouse. north wildwood, close to four inches of rain. dennis township, close to three. long beach island, 4 1/2 inches. brant beach and love ladies, close to four inches of rain. we'll see some more patches of mainly light rain or some showers during the night.
again, especially delaware and south jersey. it's going to be a while before we clear out. once we do, it's like summertime. we'll have those incredible numbers coming up. >> all right, glenn. hillary clinton made a stop at temple university today looking to motivate millennials to come out to vote for her. >> younger voters were key to president obama's wins in 2008 and 2012, but hillary clinton is not seeing the same enthusiasm. in the audience today were young people from colleges around the region who pitched in on the campaign. among the issues she talked about, college tuition. >> getting an education should give you a boost, not hold you back. but as you know better than most, tuition keeps going through the roof. and debt keeps piling up. >> clinton's plan offers free tuition at in-state public colleges and universities to families making less than $125,000. hillary clinton will be a guest
on "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." watch her interview tonight right after nbc 10 news at 11:00. republican candidate donald trump campaigned in the battleground state of florida. the race between trump and clinton has tightened there. in ft. myers trump touted his economic plan and told the audience he expects to win the sunshine state. >> i'm going to get rid of the vast amounts of unnecessary regulations on your businesses and in your life. it's horrible. >> trump will be back in our area on thursday for a rally in delaware county. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, two philly cops shot, a suspect on a shooting rampage taking out innocent people. tonight, the nbc 10 investigators look into his troubled past and the locations of his crimes. plus we continue to follow the arrest of the suspect wanted for bombings in new jersey and new york. the new information, next at
jersey and new york is our top story. ahmad khan rahami was captured late this morning in linden, new jersey. authorities say evidence links him to the bombings in seaside heights, new jersey, and manhattan. we've just learned from federal investigators that cellphones on the bomb devices were purchased last year from the same family dollar store in perth amboy, new jersey. "nbc nightly news" will have the latest coming up in 15 minutes. now to another major story over the weekend, a shooting rampage in west philadelphia that left six people shot, including two police officers. >> tonight the nbc 10 version now know what the suspect said in his note he left behind before he was shot and killed. >> nicholas glenn referred to himself in the third person, he called him "solo tattoo tears." he was upset with police and called out his probation officer. nbc 10 uncovered surveillance video that shows glenn walking calmly after one of the shootings. >> investigative reporter george
spencer has details. >> reporter: it was late friday night at 52nd and sansom. >> help me please! >> reporter: when philadelphia police sergeant sylvia young became the first victim. >> watch crossfire! >> reporter: today we discovered the shooting suspect, nicholas glenn, had been to jail at least once a year all of his adult life. eight different times since 2009, mostly for crimes involving possession and distribution of marijuana or crack cocaine or violations of parole. you guys were raised like brother and sister. >> yes. >> reporter: glenn's cousin tells us her mother raised the shooting suspect for much of his childhood as glenn's own mother struggled with addiction. during the suspect's latest stays in philadelphia prisons, he had several fighting violations, so supervisors say he was sent to, quote, punitive
seg rr rregation three times. glenn's criminal history may date back years. we discovered many of his alleged crimes were concentrated geographicall geographically, many of them within blocks of friday night's ram pain. in 2009, he assaulted a relative in the 5500 block of locaust. in 2011, a drug arrest in south fraser and another in the 5500 block of sansom. the next year, another drug arrest on that exact same belong. by april of this year, glenn's supervised probation was extended yet again, with an order that glenn receive a mental health evaluation. >> he was a very loving, caring, family-oriented guy. i didn't expect this to come from him.
>> reporter: reporting in west philadelphia, george spencer, nbc 10 news. >> sergeant sylvia young was ambushed and the first person targeted in the shooting spree. she's expected to be released from the hospital soon. meanwhile injured university of pennsylvania officer edward miller is back home after getting released sunday morning. we'll hear from him tonight at 11:00. we only know the names of one of the other three victims. sara salih was shot and killed while in her car with her boyfriend. he was also shot along with a bartender and a bar manager at a nearby club. they are all in the hospital. and breaking news right now, we want to go back to the bombing in new york and new jersey. just a moment ago, a senior u.s. intelligence official confirms this picture is the bombing suspect, ahmad khan rahami, in afghanistan. he is the man on the right. the picture was taken during his last visit back in 2013. we will continue to follow the very latest on this bombing investigation.
>> announcer: now your nbc 10 first alert weather. well, as expected, we got a lot of rain this morning. most of it has moved out. a lot of clouds still left, and we're going to see a lot of those clouds tomorrow. but not as much rain. you can see some of the last of it in southern delaware, cape may county still getting some rain, but not nearly as heavy as it was a few hours ago. and you can see generally drier air coming in west to east. it's very, very slow. it's going to take a while before things really dry out. a little over an inch of rain at the airport, over two inches at graduate hospital. manayu manayunk, close to two. andorra, close to two inches of rain. so we needed it. it moves out. and then it's dry again. so we had the rain on the 1st, then nothing until today. and we may have nothing again
all the way through sunday. we could end up with a whole month of september with like one or two more days of rain. and now we see the futurecast, just a little bit of light rain later on tonight and into tomorrow morning. we just can't get rid of it. some of this is tropical in nature. southern delaware and extreme south jersey most likely to get it, most likely places to get sunshine, the lehigh valley. it's going to take a while for many parts of the area to wait until wednesday to see substantial sunshine. the rain chances in philadelphia area, extremely low. dover has a decent chance tomorrow. atlantic city has a fairly high chance. but reading, forget about it. we won't be seeing rain the rest of the week. we'll see variations across the neighborhoods during the day tomorrow. clouds across the philadelphia
region, a little bit of sunshine perhaps in schwenksville tomorrow afternoon, pushing temperatures up a little over 80. and a lot more sunshine in easton and allentown. look at these temperatures, getting into the mid-80s. this is what neighborhood weather is all about here. big differences tomorrow. longport, only 74 degrees. 73 with rain in avalon. rehoboth beach, rain with thunderstorms and 78 degrees. we'll be seeing the temperatures jump up as soon as the sun starts coming out. in most cases that is on wednesday. but the farther north and west you are, the quicker the sun comes out. we're talking about tomorrow. but the jersey shore could still see rain tuesday and wednesday. so it will be a different kind of week depending on where you are. there's the temperature jump. it stays warm through saturday. we cool down big time on sunday. and then the first decent chance of rain again not until monday.
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>> oh, yeah. >> that's our news. i'm jim rosenfield. >> i'm jacqueline london. "nbc nightly news" with lester holt is next. 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. today's arrest just hours after a new 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. from nbc news