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West Point Locked Down After Report Of Suspicious Vehicle

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, N.J., is wanted in connection with Saturday's bombing incidents in New York City and New Jersey, according to police. Photo Credit: Provided/NYPD
An "Extreme Alert" issued on cell phones in the New York-New Jersey area at 7:54 a.m. on Monday. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

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Terror Suspect In Weekend Bombings Apprehended

West Point officials located and identified an alleged suspicious vehicle reported Monday morning. Officials began searching for a vehicle after a concerned citizen reported seeing a man who fit the description of bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, according to a U.S. Military Academy spokesman.

The misidentified man was confirmed to be a resident of West Point, a USMA spokesman said at 11 a.m. Monday. 

Once the report of a suspicious vehicle was made, appropriate security measures were taken, the spokesman said. Authorities at West Point continue to work directly with county, state and federal officials in all matters of security, the spokesman said.

Earlier on Monday, authorities at West Point closed outbound traffic for a short time after receiving reports that a suspicious vehicle was on military academy property in Orange County, N.Y. 

Traffic is flowing on and off the installation now, with appropriate security checks being conducted, according to Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, a West Point spokesman.

The brief West Point lockdown came about two hours after a highly unusual warning labeled an "Extreme Alert" was sent to cell phones about a suspected terrorist wanted in connection with a pair of bombings Saturday in New York City and New Jersey.

"See media for pic. Call 9-11 if seen," the alert at 7:54 a.m. said. 

Police are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old man from Elizabeth, N.J., for his suspected role in a pipe-bomb incident in New Jersey, and explosion later Saturday that injured about 30 people in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

Rahami is the bombing suspect seen on video on 23rd Street and 27th Street in Manhattan, according to multiple news reports.

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