The police took into custody Monday the man they believed to be behind the bombings in Manhattan Saturday night, Ahmad Khan Rahami, according to law enforcement officials.
The dramatic arrest came after the police issued a cellphone alert to millions of residents in the area telling them to be on the lookout for the suspect, who was described as “armed and dangerous.
Mr. Rahami, 28, was identified on surveillance video near the locations of both the bomb that exploded in Chelsea and another device that did not detonate a few blocks away. He was described as a naturalized citizen of Afghan descent who had been living with his family in Elizabeth, N.J.
It remained unclear there were other suspects who the police were searching for in the connection with the bombing.