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    Federal investigators are again gathering evidence from the home of a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey. (Published Friday, Sept. 30, 2016)

    What to Know

    • FBI agents were back at Ahmad Khan Rahami's family's home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Friday to conduct interviews and collect evidence

    • The home is located on Elmira Avenue, above the family's fast-food chicken restaurant

    • Rahami remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a police shootout that led to his capture outside a bar in Linden

    Federal investigators are again gathering evidence from the home of a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey.

    FBI special agent Michael Whitaker says agents were back at Ahmad Khan Rahami's family's home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Friday to conduct interviews and collect evidence as part of their investigation. He says there's no threat to public safety.

    The home is located on Elmira Avenue, above the family's fast-food chicken restaurant. 

    A man who works nearby said FBI agents showed up in tactical gear.

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    "They said 'bring the dogs,' and they take a box from the house," said Armando Fernandez. 

    "First of all it was a big shock in the beginning and now you see it happening again," neighbor Erik Fiorillo said of investigators swarming the block. "It's just like, when is it going to end?"

    The local mayor told NBC News the area may be closed for several hours. 

    The Sept. 17 blasts came two years after the FBI looked into Rahami but found nothing tying him to terrorism. The bombs injured 31 people.

    Rahami is an Afghan-born U.S. citizen. He remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a police shootout that led to his capture outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey. He hasn't made an initial court appearance, and his American Civil Liberties Union lawyers have declined to comment.

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