Rahami’s Dad: Pakistan Trip Changed Him

Mohammed Rahami, the father of the man who is suspected of planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey last weekend, has shared new details about his 2014 fears that his son had become a terrorist. In an interview with the Associated Press, the elder Rahami said he went to the authorities after a domestic dispute and told them he believed his now-28-year-old son had undergone a dramatic shift after a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. “I found a change in his personality,” the father said. “His mind was not the same. He had become bad and I don’t know what caused it but I informed the FBI about it.” The FBI appeared not to take any action against the younger Rahami. Two years later, he has been charged with setting off explosive devices that injured 31 people. “I condemn the act of my son and I am sad over injuries caused to people,” Rahami told an AP reporter. He noted that he’s cooperating with authorities. The younger Rahami is still recovering from injuries he sustained during a New Jersey shootout with police.