Ahmed Khan Rahami by Paladin Justice via Flickr

Flagged Twice, NY-NJ Bombing Suspect Passed US Scrutiny

Ahmad Rahami was stopped by customs officials in 2014 when he returned from a nearly yearlong trip to Pakistan. Customs notified the U.S. National Targeting Center, which assesses potential threats, and a report was passed to the FBI and other intelligence agencies. Even after a second warning from Rahami’s father, federal agents decided the man did not warrant a deeper inquiry.