New York

Rahimi Arrest Highlights Public’s Role in Combating Terrorism

Ahmad Khan Rahami—a.k.a Ahmad Rahimi—who was responsible for bomb-related incidents in Seaside Park, Elizabeth, and New York City in September, was arrested after citizens reported suspicious activity to local authorities, underscoring the importance of the public in countering terrorism. On September 19, law enforcement officials in New Jersey and New York issued alerts on Twitter and other platforms with photos of Rahami, stating he was wanted in connection with explosions in both states.