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FBI looking for two men wanted over unexploded New York device

The FBI are seeking to trace two men who allegedly removed an unexploded device from a suitcase in New York on Saturday.

Here are the other key developments:

  • The main suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, Ahmad Khan Rahami, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and with planting bombs
  • The 28-year-old's father reportedly told police two years ago that his son was a terrorist
  • Federal prosecutors say Rahami bought bomb materials on eBay and kept a journal expressing outrage at US 'slaughter' of mujahideen.
  • At least 31 people were injured, including a British national, in an explosion in New York's Manhattan district shortly before 9pm on Saturday
  • A second, undetonated device was found at 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues and was 'safely removed'
  • A suspicious package containing up to five pipe bombs found near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, has now been linked to initial blast
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NY suspect's motive still unknown in 'very active' probe

An image of Ahmad Rahami held up by NYPD chief James P. O'Neill listed him as 'apprehended'.

There remains no indication the captured prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings was operating as part of a terror cell with no other individual currently being sought over the plots, US authorities have said at a joint news conference.

An FBI spokesperson confirmed detectives were working to trace whether Ahmad Khan Rahami was part of an extremist network as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed "we now have every reason to believe" the weekend blast in Manhattan was an "act of terror".

NYPD chief James P O'Neill said two officers were injured during the capture of the "dangerous individual" Rahami and said the investigation now centred on whether he acted alone and on his possible motivations.

Police Commissioner O'Neill said the investigation remains "very much active" despite the capture of the main suspect in a shootout.

Mr De Blasio said authorities were not looking for any other individual at this stage of the investigation though the NYPD are still keen to speak to two people seen close to the scene of Saturday's blast in the Chelsea district, who they regard as "witnesses" in the case.

The FBI said five individuals questioned on Sunday night are no longer in custody.

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