NYC explosion: At least 29 injured after dumpster explosion in Chelsea
NYC explosion: At least 29 injured after dumpster explosion in Chelsea

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Monday named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami as the suspect for the explosion in Manhattan, New York, which left 29 people wounded on Sunday.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo earlier in the day said there may be a foreign connection to the attack. A series of attacks shook United States on Saturday and the police are investigating whether there is an association between the New York blast and a pipe bomb blast in New Jersey.

The FBI has released a wanted poster for the New York blast suspect saying Rahmani, who was born in Afghanistan, is about 5ft, 6 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. Rahmani is wanted specifically for the explosion on Saturday in Manhattan.

"Was it a political motivation? A personal motivation? We do not know. We know there was a bombing. We know it's a very serious incident. But we have a lot more work to do to be able to say what kind of motivation was behind this. All possible theories of what's happened here and how it connects will be looked at but we have no specific evidence at this point in time," Bill de Blasio, the New York Mayor, said.

Five more suspicious devices were found in a backpack in a dustbin in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Monday and police suspect that there might be a terror cell behind such attacks. The devices were found near a train line, following which railways service in the area was stopped, CNN reported. Local shop owners were asked to evacuate the area.

Around five people have been detained in connection with the Manhattan attack, according to the US media. All the suspects in the explosion case were arrested on a bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island.