5 More Devices Found Outside New Jersey Train Station, 1 Explodes

Posted: Sep 19, 2016 6:45 AM

UPDATE: The suspect has been ID'd by authorities as 28-year-old Ahmad Rahami. He is still considered armed and dangerous.

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Five more bombs were found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station Sunday night. One exploded when a bomb squad robot tried to disarm it.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package after finding it in a trash can around 8:30 p.m.

New Jersey Transit service was suspended early Monday between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth, and New Jersey-bound Amtrak trains were being held at New York Penn Station, officials said.