(LINDEN, N.J.) — As police Monday captured the man wanted for questioning in connection to a series of explosive devices in New York City and New Jersey, new information about the 28-year-old has begun to emerge.
Ahmad Khan Rahami was born in 1988 in Afghanistan and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, according to the FBI. He was discovered and captured in Linden, New Jersey, not far from his last known address in Elizabeth.
A U.S. official told ABC News Rahami came to the U.S. in 2000, and former classmates say he attended Edison High School in New Jersey.
He was a “pretty normal guy”, quiet but funny, according to Chris Konya, one of the classmates.
Court records indicate Rahami was from a large family and may have as many as seven siblings.
The family owned a fried chicken restaurant in Elizabeth. An employee and a recent customer said Rahami worked there.
The Rahami family apparently did not get along well with the local police and sued several officers in 2011 for allegedly harassing them over purported violations related the restaurant’s operation. The case was dismissed in 2012 pending the resolution of a related legal matter, according to documents.
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