Sign up to receive FirstFT by email hereUS police on Monday arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with bombings in the New York area over the weekend after a shootout that left the suspect injured. Mr Rahami, a US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, had been wanted for questioning concerning the Saturday night explosion in Manhattan that wounded 29 people, as well as a blast on Saturday morning in the New Jersey shore community of Seaside Park.Donald Trump lamented that the suspect would receive medical treatment and legal representation after his arrest. It was a “sad situation” and underscored the country’s weak national security, said Mr Trump. Meanwhile, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said Mr Trump’s rhetoric only helped terrorist groups. “The kinds of rhetoric and language that Mr Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries,” she told reporters at a news conference outside New York City.Here’s what we know about Mr Rahami, how the manhunt unfolded, and how the politics of terror could shake up the US election. (FT, BBC, NYT)Keep track of the 2016 race with our daily US politics newsletter. Sign up here.In the newsPolice shooting sparks outrage On Friday, Terence Crutcher’s SUV stalled on the way back from a music appreciation class at a community college near the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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