MSNBC caught up with the father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the Afghan-born 28-year-old New Jersey resident suspected of having planted homemade bombs in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.
“When you see in your family, you feel yourself too what’s going on with that,” the man identified as Mohammad Rahami told MSNBC Monday afternoon. He said he had no idea that his son had been planning to create and detonate bombs.
Asked if he believed his son to be guilty, Rahami paused before saying, “I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m not sure what’s happening exactly. But I think so. It’s very hard right now to talk, okay?”
One of the devices exploded in midtown Manhattan Friday night, injuring 29 people.
Rahami’s name and image were released by authorities Monday morning. He was apprehended a few hours later following a shootout with the police that left two officers with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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