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Immigrant captured in bomb case worked in family restaurant

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill, center, arrive for a news conference to announce the arrest of bombing suspect Ahmad Kahn Rahami, right, shown on a display, Monday Sept. 19, 2016, at police headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill, center, arrive for a news conference to announce the arrest of bombing suspect Ahmad Kahn Rahami, right, shown on a display, Monday Sept. 19, 2016, at police headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Linden, N.J. Rahami was wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)

    Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Linden, N.J. Rahami was wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill, center, arrive for a news conference to announce the arrest of bombing suspect Ahmad Kahn Rahami, right, shown on a display, Monday Sept. 19, 2016, at police headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill, center, arrive for a news conference to announce the arrest of bombing suspect Ahmad Kahn Rahami, right, shown on a display, Monday Sept. 19, 2016, at police headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  (The Associated Press)

The man taken into custody for questioning about bombings in New York and New Jersey lived with his family above a restaurant owned by his father, a few miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, worked at First American Fried Chicken in Elizabeth, New Jersey, one customer said.

"He's a very friendly guy, that's what's so scary," said Ryan McCann of Elizabeth.

A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that Rahami had been taken into custody after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

Neighbors had complained to Elizabeth officials that the family restaurant was a late-night nuisance. When the city passed an ordinance requiring it to close early, Rahami's father and two brothers sued the city, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said.