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Suspect in Two Bombings Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officers: Report

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The man suspected in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey was arrested Monday after a manhunt and shootout.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officials, according to CNN.

Rahami was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Authorities said they believed Rahami was allegedly “directly linked” to the bombings on Saturday in New York City and Seaside, New Jersey.

He is also believed to be connected to pipe bombs found in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Sunday night, according to authorities.

Two officers were wounded in the shootout, although not critically.

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“We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

William Sweeney of the FBI said that Rahami is a suspect in all three bombings in New York and New Jersey since Saturday: Saturday’s bombing in Seaside Park, Saturday’s Chelsea bombing, and Monday’s explosion at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

A motive for the attacks is still unknown.

A federal counterterrorism official told PEOPLE that Rahami, 28, was shot three times: Once in the arm, once in the abdomen and once in the leg.