LINDEN, N.J. -- (WPIX) -- New police body camera video has been released that shows the moment Linden police officers first came across bombing suspect Ahmad Rahimi just days after he allegedly planted bombs at the Jersey Shore and in Manhattan.
Officers responded to a local bar in Linden on Sept. 19 to the report of a man sleeping in the vestibule. The video shows them approaching the man and an officer is heard asking the man his name and where he lives.
Rahimi gives his real first name, but a fake last name. He states that he is homeless.
During the questioning, Officer Angel Padilla realizes who the man really is and calls for backup.