After a series of attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama said neither “individuals nor organizations like ISIL can ultimately undermine our way of life.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Obama: Extremists cannot undermine U.S. way of life
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STORY: In his first public comments after a series of attacks in the U.S., President Barack Obama said neither “individuals nor organizations like ISIL can ultimately undermine our way of life.”
His remarks came as an Afghanistan-born American sought in connection with a bombing that wounded more than two dozen people in New York City and could be linked to other bombs found in New York and New Jersey was taken into custody on Monday after a shootout, a New Jersey mayor said.
Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was taken into custody after firing at police officer in Linden, New Jersey, about 20 miles outside New York, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said.
Investigators believe more people were involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, two U.S. officials told Reuters.
The New York Police Department had released a photo of Rahami, 28, and said they wanted to question him about a Saturday night explosion that wounded 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and for a blast earlier that day in Seaside Park, New Jersey, authorities said.
In another incident, a man stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall on Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty policeman. On Sunday, Islamic State claimed responsibility, calling the man “a soldier,” and the FBI said it was investigating the attack as a potential act of terrorism. Reuters could not verify the claim of responsibility. Obama also said that the attack in Minnesota will be investigated as a potential act of terrorism.