>> Police on Monday searching for 28 year old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalize US citizen of Afghan descent, in connection with the bomb blast in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night. The investigation now definitely leading in the direction of terrorism according to New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.
Rahami's last known residence is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, according to Fox News, where a cluster of bombs were discovered by police Monday morning. The Chelsea blast, which injured 29 people, along with a second bomb near it that did not detonate, were made using pressure cookers filled with shrapnel, including ball bearings or metal BBs according to reports, and could be set off using flip phones or Christmas lights.
The explosion came as New York is set to host the United Nation's General Assembly, an annual gathering of world leaders, that normally has the city on high alert. It is still unknown whether the bombs in New York and New Jersey, including a pipe bomb blast during a 5k race in Seaside Park, New Jersey on Saturday are connected.