The FBI has released a poster featuring a photo of two men seen near the site of Saturday’s bombing in New York and has asked the public to help find them.
According to the poster, the men were seen on closed circuit TV picking up a suitcase from the sidewalk in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, “removing an improvised explosive device from the luggage,” and then leaving the device behind but taking the suitcase when they departed the scene.
“The image shown,” says the poster, “was taken on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in the same hour that an explosive device had detonated on West 23rd Street.”
No one was killed by the improvised device that detonated on 23rd Street, but more than 30 people sustained injuries. The second device — the one the two men in the photo removed from a suitcase — was found unexploded several hours later on 27th Street.
On the poster, which is headlined “Seeking Information,” the two men are seen walking together on a New York sidewalk. One is wearing a pink shirt, the other is wearing a light-colored shirt. Both have dark hair.
Ahmad Rahami has been charged in the Chelsea bombing, and in a bombing in New Jersey earlier the same day. He was taken into custody after a shootout in New Jersey Monday, and also faces five state counts of attempted murder of a police officer. No one else has been arrested or charged.