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The Amazingly Quick Capture Of Man Sought In Connection With New York, New Jersey Bombings

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Just under four hours. That’s how long it took authorities to apprehend bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami after he was publicly identified by police on Monday.

It was a whirlwind mission that started with a wanted poster and a text alert, and ended in a shootout on the streets of Linden, NJ. Here’s a breakdown of those four hours:

7:39 a.m.

NYPD and New York State Police tweet photos of Ahmad Khan Rahami, saying he is wanted in connection to Saturday night’s explosion in New York.

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7:54 a.m.

New Yorkers receive an emergency text alert asking for any information on Rahami’s wherabouts.

9:08 a.m.

A search in Elizabeth, NJ. is underway. Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage tells CNN it is “definitely related to the Chelsea incident.”

9:34 a.m.

The New Jersey State Police issues a release on Facebook stating Rahami is wanted for questioning in relation to Saturday morning’s Seaside Park explosion as well.

10:56 a.m.

The New Jersey State Police say they believe Rahami is also connected to the pipe bombs found near an Elizabeth train station.

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11:17 a.m.

First reports that Rahami is in custody begin to surface. His capture is confirmed minutes later.

Rahami was captured during a shootout with law enforcement in Linden.

A bar owner called police after spotting Rahami napping in the doorway.

A witness told CNN that Rahami looked “dazed” and was”down and out.”

Rahami was seen on a stretcher being loaded into an ambulance.

By: AJ Willingham, CNN

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