FBI seeking information on 2 ‘unknown individuals’ in NY bombing case


Earlier today, the FBI released the notice above seeking information on “two unknown individuals” who were seen “on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in the same hour that an explosive device had detonated on West 23rd Street.”

The FBI’s statement continues: “Closed circuit television recordings indicate that these individuals allegedly located a piece of luggage on the sidewalk, removed an improvised explosive device from the luggage, and then left the vicinity leaving the device behind but taking the luggage.”

At this point in time, the FBI is not publicly alleging that these two individuals did anything other than what is stated above.

The IED was allegedly placed on 27th Street by Ahmad Khan Rahami, who also charged with detonating a bomb on 23rd Street and placing two others at locations in New Jersey.

“The FBI is interested in speaking to these individuals and recovering the luggage,” the Bureau’s notice reads.

Thomas Joscelyn is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal.

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