Afternoon News Update 9/19

The FBI has made an arrest in connection to the blasts that occurred in Chelsea and Seaside Park on Saturday. 28-year-old U.S. citizen Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken into custody this morning for questioning. The arrest comes a day after another explosive device was discovered near the Elizabeth train station. The explosive device found at the train station exploded while authorities were attempting to secure it; thankfully no one was injured from the explosion. Authorities in the tristate area are concerned that there may be an active terror cell in the area; The FBI is asking anyone who may have information on Rahami or the other explosions to call 1-800-225-5324. (Source: NorthJersey)

Three men were rescued from the Hudson River after their boat capsized during a protest of the Algonquin Pipeline project. Authorities say the boat started sinking shortly after 4 p.m. when the 3 men initially refused help swimming back to shore. However, strong currents began to make the swim difficult for the three men, who were then thrown lifelines and safely pulled from the water. (Source: LoHud)

42-year-old Richard Almaraz and 30-year-old Neil Mena were arrested in their homes yesterday after the FBI tracked heroin and cocaine to their locations. Police have stated that undercover officers made several heroin purchases from the two suspects, as well as two separate purchases of loaded handguns. (Source: LoHud)

The Rockland Boulders season came to an end on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Champions in game five of the championship series. David Fischer took the loss for Rockland, while Austin Chrismon earned the win for Ottawa. The Champions held on in the bottom of the ninth to secure the Can-Am Championship.

-Patrick Flood

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