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UPDATE: Ahmad Khan Rahami charged with attempted murder

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UPDATE: Ahmad Khan Rahami charged with attempted murder [6:39 p.m.]

Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was arrested in connection with the New York-area bombings, has been charged with attempted murder for a shootout with police Monday morning. 

Rahami was charged in Union County with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer. He is being held on a $5.2 million bail and remains in the hospital.


It is unclear whether Rahami has an attorney. 

Federal charges have not been filed in connection with the bombings. 

The Associated Press contributed to this update. 

UPDATE: Ahmad Khan Rahami traveled to Afghanistan multiple times [4:40 p.m.]

Rahami, 28, was born in Afghanistan and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, the FBI told CNN. 

He majored in criminal justice at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey. but did not graduate. 

Law enforcement sources told CNN Rahami has traveled to Afghanistan multiple times in the past. 

Every time he returned to the United States, Rahami was questioned according to standard procedures, but authorities never suspected he had been radicalized. 

Family's discrimination lawsuit

In 2011, Rahami's family filed a lawsuit against the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the police department.

The city council voted to have the Rahami family close their restaurant at 10 p.m. because of "all the people hanging out there," Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage told CNN.

The family then filed a lawsuit against the city claiming officials conspired to "discriminate" and "illegally harass" them for allegedly violating a city ordinance. 

Defendants, which included police and city officials, denied the allegations. 

Federal court filings obtained by CNN showed that the case was closed without a clear ruling. 

Two days after explosions in New York and New Jersey, investigators now have suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in custody. 

Authorities haven't publicly said why they believe Rahami is connected to the bombings, but here is what we know about him so far: 

Multiple officials told CNN they believe Rahami is the man who was seen on surveillance footage dragging a duffel bag near the site of the explosion and the area where the pressure cooker was found. 

UPDATE: Ahmad Khan Rahami charged with attempted murder

WATCH:  FBI Assistant Director talks about link between New York and New Jersey explosions 

Last know address in New Jersey 


Rahami's last known address was in Elizabeth City, New Jersey, which is the same place where authorities found a backpack with multiple bombs inside Sunday night. 

Authorities have not said whether Rahami is linked to those explosives. 

The FBI is still working to understand Rahami's social network. 

According to CNN, authorities identified Rahami as a suspect Sunday afternoon using a fingerprint. 

In addition, a bar owner in Linden, New Jersey, spotted Rahami sleeping on the doorstep of his business Monday morning. 

Harinder Bains said he recognized Rahami from photos and immediately called police. 

Bains' phone call led police to a bar three miles from where the backpack with bombs inside was found.

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