What we know on Tuesday, September 20:
—The suspect: The New York Police Department identified the suspect in Saturday’s bombing as Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a New Jersey resident. New Jersey State Police say he is also wanted for the explosion Saturday in Seaside Park. Rahami is reportedly in custody.
—The bombs in New York City: The blast occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at West 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people. Several hours later, NYPD found what appeared to be a pressure-cooker bomb four blocks away on West 27th Street.
—The bombs in New Jersey: There was an explosion Saturday near the starting point of a Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park. Then late Sunday, authorities said several bombs, including pipe bombs, were found inside a backpack near the train station in Elizabeth.
7:21 p.m. Tuesday
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged Rahami with planting several bombs in New York and New Jersey. One of those bombs, which exploded in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, injured 31 people.
The charges include the use of a weapon of mass destruction, destruction of property, bombing, and the use of a destructive device. More from the Associated Press:
The [federal] complaint includes excerpts from a handwritten journal authorities say they he wrote.
It says the writer lauded Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric killed in a 2011 drone strike, and Nidal Hasan, the former U.S. Army major who went on a 2009 rampage at the Fort Hood military installation.
Prosecutors say the document ends: “The sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets. Gun shots to your police. Death To Your OPPRESSION.”
Rahami remains hospitalized after sustaining several gunshot wounds in a shoutout with police. He faces additional state charges in New Jersey for his role in the shootout.