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Federal Bureau of Incompetence: Suspected New York Bomber Said to Have Been Flagged to the FBI

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Suspected New York bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami came across the FBI’s radar after a domestic incident two years ago, but the agency says it didn’t find grounds to pursue an investigation.

“In August 2014, the FBI initiated an assessment of Ahmad Rahami based upon comments made by his father after a domestic dispute that were subsequently reported to authorities,” the agency said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement. “The FBI conducted internal database reviews, interagency checks, and multiple interviews, none of which revealed ties to terrorism.”

Rahami was flagged in the FBI’s Guardian system, a general database of tips and reports of suspicious activity, after he was arrested in the domestic incident and his father called him a terrorist, according to a U.S. law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation into the bombs set off in Manhattan and in New Jersey. – READ MORE

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