New York bombing suspect's father warned authorities

  • 21/09/2016
Ahmad Khan Rahami (Reuters)
Ahmad Khan Rahami (Reuters)

The father of the Afghanistan-born suspect in the New York-area bombing attacks over the weekend told police two years ago that his son was a terrorist, a move that then prompted a federal review, the New York Times reports.

Ahmad Khan Rahami's father had told police in 2014 his son was a terrorist, when Rahami was arrested after a domestic dispute and accused of stabbing his brother. 

The newspaper also reported that another official said when Rahami was captured on Monday he was carrying a notebook containing writings sympathetic to jihadist causes.