Ahmad Khan Rahami’s Father Says He Reported Son to FBI Years Ago

FBI agents walk around the roof outside an apartment during an investigation at a building Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. FBI agents are searching the apartment that is tied to Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted for questioning in the New York City bombing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
AP Photo/Mel Evans

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s father Mohammad says that he reported his son to the FBI years ago.

From the New York Post:

The father of bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami said Tuesday morning that he had called the FBI on his son.

After closing his New Jersey fried chicken restaurant, Mohammad Rahami was asked by reporters whether he had called the feds on his son.

“Yes, I called the FBI,” he said as he drove off in his Chevy Suburban after speaking with FBI agents in Elizabeth, where he lives above his First American Fried Chicken joint.


A day earlier, the elder Rahami said he had “no idea” about his son’s alleged bomb plots in New York and New Jersey.

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The New York Times reports that law enforcement officials are confirming his claim:

Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.

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