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Stamford Police Beef Up Presence After Bombing In New York, Chief Says

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was wounded in a shootout just after he was discovered in Linden, New Jersey around 10:30 a.m. He's a suspect in a Manhattan bombing and two other potential bombings. His image in the lobby at Stamford Police headquarters.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was wounded in a shootout just after he was discovered in Linden, New Jersey around 10:30 a.m. He's a suspect in a Manhattan bombing and two other potential bombings. His image in the lobby at Stamford Police headquarters. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Police beefed up their presence at the Stamford train station and in other parts of the city after the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, Stamford Police Chief Jonathan Fontneau said Monday as a suspect in the bombings was caught in New Jersey.

"We sent our SRT (Special Response Team) team down to the train station," Fontneau said. "We also have our dogs working two shifts a day that are going to be at strategic locations around town."

The suspect — Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 — was wounded in a police shootout just after he was discovered in Linden, N.J., at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The increased police presence also sought to reassure the public, who may be jittery after the bombing in Manhattan and the discovery of bombs in New Jersey and New York, Fontneau said.

"We are on a heightened sense of alert and we are also there to make our citizens feel more comfortable seeing law enforcement on the platforms of the trains," he said.

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