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Rep. Sires: Bomb Suspect Asked for Visa Help

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:07 AM

A New Jersey congressman says that the Afghan immigrant arrested in the New York-region bombings contacted his office from Pakistan in 2014 to help get his pregnant wife a visa.

Rep. Albio Sires said that Ahmad Khan Rahami emailed his office from Pakistan in 2014 seeking help because his wife had an expired Pakistani passport.

Sires said his office wrote a letter to the U.S. embassy in Pakistan to check on the status of the case and that the woman eventually received a visa. He says he doesn't know if she ever came to the country and the FBI didn't answer when asked on Monday.

Sires says he contacted the FBI about the encounter on Monday after Rahami was named as a person they were seeking for questioning.

Rahami was captured in Linden after being wounded in a gun battle with police.

 

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