BREAKING: FBI Detain Suspects Possibly Related to Pipe Bomb Cache in N.J.
Thanks to the high caliber work of the FBI, agents have tracked down a primes suspect in the Chelsea bombing that occurred over the weekend. But it's no becoming clear that the man didn't work alone and there may have been a terrorist cell operating out of New Jersey.
Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken down by agents as a prime suspect in the destructive bombing, but the real news happened on a highway leading out of the area. FBI agents detained five suspects who they believe were trying to flee town and who may have been associated with the bombing.
The five individuals were driving in an SUV along the Belt Parkway from Staten Island. Investigators were led to believe that the men in the SUV were trying to get to an airport so they could flee the area. Inside the SUV was a weapons stash.
Rahami, it turns out, was an American citizen who had come over from Afghanistan. The ethnicity of the five individuals who were captured in the SUV was not released.
Rahami's explosion hurt 29 people in a blast that tore through West 23rd street. Investigators later shut down a busy railroad station looking for more bombs and it's a good thing they did. They uncovered a trashcan filled with multiple pipe bombs.
This is one of the most visible acts of terror that has struck our nation since the San Bernardino shootings. No matter your political persuasion, it puts a definite damper on the idea that President Obama has been selling--that America needs to allow more Middle Easterners and Muslims to settle in our country.
It's an unfair judgement to ban people from an entire region, but seeing the number of bombings and terrorist acts pile up in the name of Islam isn't fair either.
*Updated with minor details