NEW YORK -- Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has been "directly linked" to devices in New York and New Jersey, FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said Monday.
Sweeney also said a traffic stop of five people in New York led to searches and interviews in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Rahami's last known address was in Elizabeth, and an explosives-laden backpack was found there Sunday night.
Officials believe Rahami is linked to that backpack, a bombing Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and a bombing in New York that wounded 29 people.
"We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
Rahami was taken into custody a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County acting prosecutor Grace Park said Monday.
Police found Rahami outside a local bar, Park said. Two officers were hurt in the shootout, but their injuries are not serious.
Rahami was in surgery at last check. No word yet on his condition.