The Latest: Justice Dept. wants to bring Rahami to NYC soon

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The Latest on explosive devices being found in New York and New Jersey (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department intends in the "near future" to bring Ahmad Khan Rahami to New York to face charges in a Saturday night bombing there.

Lynch spoke Wednesday at an International Bar Association conference.

Federal prosecutors in New York and New Jersey issued criminal complaints Tuesday evening charging Rahami in weekend bombings in both those states.

Lynch says she has full confidence in prosecutors' ability to bring Rahami "to justice for his heinous actions." She says the charges reflect the Justice Department's "unwavering determination to finding, capturing and prosecuting all those who attempt to commit or commit acts of terror against our nation."

Rahami is being treated in a hospital after being injured in a shootout Monday with police in New Jersey.


10:20 a.m.

A judge has granted temporary sole custody to the mother of a child whose father has been charged with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey.

A New Jersey judge on Tuesday granted the woman's request, which cited the terror investigation against Ahmad Khan Rahami.

Rahami often was hundreds of dollars in arrears in child support and their custody case was called before a family court judge six times in five years.

A judge approved a visitation agreement between the two in May 2014, ordering that the child spend Christmas and Thanksgiving with the mother and the Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha with Rahami.


1 a.m.

Federal prosecutors say bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami bought components online and recorded a video of himself igniting a blast in a backyard. They say he vowed in a handwritten jihad journal that "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets."

Court complaints filed Tuesday give a chilling glimpse into what authorities say motivated the Afghan-born U.S. citizen to set off explosives last weekend in New York and New Jersey. One bomb injured 31 people in Manhattan.

The blasts came two years after the FBI looked into him but found nothing tying him to terrorism.

Rahami remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds from a shootout with police that led to his capture Monday outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey.

It's not immediately clear whether Rahami has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.