NY/NJ Explosions Suspect Captured in Shootout

9/19/2016 8:30 AM PDT

NY/NJ Explosion Person of Interest Captured in Shootout

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Ahmad Rahami -- the suspect wanted in the investigation of the series of explosions in NY and NJ -- was captured in a shootout with cops Monday morning.

Rahami was pinned down during a gun battle with cops in Linden, NJ ... which is across the Hudson River and a little south of Manhattan. Rahami was injured in the shootout, as was an officer ... but his bulletproof vest saved his life.

Rahami survived the shooting and is now in custody.

Hours earlier, police had released his photo and named him a person of interest in the Chelsea explosion, and the explosive devices found in NJ.

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