NEW YORK: (APP) The FBI was hunting Monday for an Afghan-born US man wanted in connection with a weekend bombing in New York that injured 29 people as a packet of bombs were found in his New Jersey hometown.
The weekend attack, along with a stabbing spree in Minnesota carried out by a Somali-American whom police said made "references to Allah" and a pipe bomb explosion along the route of a Marine Corps race in New Jersey have raised security fears less than two months before the US presidential election .
Federal investigators released a mugshot of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who has brown hair and a brown beard, saying he was last known to live in Elizabeth, a town adjacent to Newark International Airport.
The FBI said a suspicious package with multiple improvised explosive devices was found overnight at the train station in Elizabeth.
In the course of trying to defuse the devices, the bomb squad accidentally detonated one of them, causing no injuries, the FBI said.
The release of Rahami's name is the first major breakthrough in the investigation since the bomb exploded in New York's Chelsea on Saturday night, damaging buildings, shattering glass and sending shrapnel flying across the street.