New York City-Area Bombing Suspect Ahmad Rahami Had Previous Arrests for Alleged Violent Offenses
Ahmad Rahami was captured on Monday
Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in three bombings in New York City and New Jersey in recent days, was arrested two years ago for allegedly stabbing a relative but a grand jury did not indict him, PEOPLE confirms.
Court records obtained by PEOPLE indicate the 28-year-old New Jersey man spent more than three months in jail after his August 25, 2014, arrest on charges of aggravated assault with attempt to cause bodily injury, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
Police had alleged Rahami got into a domestic dispute in Elizabeth and stabbed a relative in the leg.
Court records fail to indicate which of Rahami’s family members was stabbed, but according to multiple reports, Rahami was accused of stabbing his brother.
Rahami was eventually released on $25,000 bail and months later, a grand jury in January 2015 declined to indict him and the charges were dismissed, records confirm.
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On Saturday night, 29 people sustained injuries as a bomb exploded inside a dumpster in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, all of whom have since been released from the hospital. Earlier in the day, police responded to an explosion before a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Nobody was injured in the Seaside Park explosion.
Then, on Sunday night, a bag containing five pipe bombs was found at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. One device was detonated by a bomb disposal robot Monday morning, an official previously told PEOPLE. No one was injured.
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Rahami was captured after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, that left three officers wounded. He faces five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in the shooting. Additional charges are probable, according to investigators.
He has not yet entered a plea or retained a lawyer.
Court documents further indicate that Rahami was investigated in 2012 for allegedly violating a protective order. However, detectives dropped their investigation because of lack of evidence, according to the documents.
In 2008, Rahami spent a day in jail for failing to pay several parking tickets, court records show.
Rahami was shot multiple times during Monday’s shootout in Linden. He was taken into custody and treated at a local hospital.