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The Manhunt Is Over, but the Investigation Has Just Begun

MIN READSep 22, 2016 | 08:00 GMT

Members of the FBI examine the site where Ahmad Rahami was arrested after a shootout with police on Sept. 19.
Members of the FBI examine the site where Ahmad Rahami was arrested after a shootout with police on Sept. 19.

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An explosion in New Jersey on Sept. 17 marked the start of a busy two days for grassroots jihadists in the United States -- and for the law enforcement officers responding to the attacks. In the span of 48 hours, both emergency situations were dealt with and the primary suspects were either taken into custody or dead. But the work is far from over for U.S. law enforcement. The old homicide unit motto goes, "Our day begins when your day ends," and the saying is no less true for the officials tasked with handling the long and difficult investigations ahead....

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