The New York bomb suspect, Ahmad Rahami, was on Tuesday charged for the blasts in New York and New Jersey. According to federal authorities, Rahami feared that he would be captured before he could carry out a suicide attack in the country.
An FBI complaint states that a journal of the 28-year-old Rahami was found after he was captured, in which he wrote that the "sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets."
Rahami, who was fleeing after the New York bombings, was spotted by an Indian Sikh who alerted the authorities. Rahami received injuries following a shootout with the police, and was admitted to the hospital. He has been charged in two federal courts, Manhattan and Newark, on nine counts. Rahami was charged for bombing a public place and for using weapons of mass destruction. He could be sentenced to life in prison.
According to the complaint filed in Manhattan, an item, which was described as a handwritten journal, was found on Rahami's person after the shootout. Reports state that Rahami's journal also mentioned references to al-Qaida's top leader in Yemen and an American-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday and another one was filed in the District of New Jersey.
Rahami is also said to have mentioned in the journal that the FBI was after him and he prayed to Allah to "not take Jihad away." The complaint stated that the journal was damaged during the shootout and had blood smeared on it.
Reports also state that the journal had references to "Brother Osama Bin Laden," to the Boston Marathon bombings and also the 2009 Fort Hood shooting in Texas. The journal, however, did not include any mention of the Islamic State.