Ed Davis On NY Bombing: ‘This Is The New Face Of Terrorism’

BOSTON (CBS) – Police in Boston are stepping up security in the wake of the bombings in New Jersey and New York.

Surveillance video helped authorities capture the suspect, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami.

“Quite frankly, this is the new face of terrorism,” WBZ security analyst Ed Davis said.

Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami captured on surveillance camera (WCBS)

Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami captured on surveillance camera (WCBS)

Davis knows terrorism well. He was Boston’s Police Commissioner in 2013 during the marathon bombings.

“The bomb that was put in New York, the two bombs the pressure cooker bombs were very similar in make-up to what we saw here in Boston but despite those similarities there were differences,” Davis said.

Like the type of explosives used inside the bombs and the triggering device. Davis says the Tsarnaev brothers set off their bombs with a remote control. The suspect in New York detonated the bomb with a cell phone.

“That allows the device to be set off from anywhere in the world,” Davis said. “The fact that he was able to get this done, to me shows a level of sophistication that requires training.”

Pressure cooker device found blocks away from explosion in New York City (CBS)

Pressure cooker device found blocks away from explosion in New York City (CBS)

WBZ has learned Rahami traveled to his native country of Afghanistan multiple times, according to law enforcement sources. As a standard procedure, he was questioned every time he returned to the U.S. but was not on the radar as someone who might have been radicalized.

Davis says combating homegrown terrorism is not easy. “You have to prosecute in the war overseas in Syria and Iraq and do preventive stuff in the United States with just as much dedication,” he says.

He says if you see something, say something.

“It’s going to be decades before this is over,” Davis said. “We need to adapt to it, be vigilant but also not be frightened.”

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  1. This is what I have always been saying that America as a super power needs a tough LEADERSHIP in Donald J.Trump. Please, America cannot disappoint the rest of the world because these terrorism will never stop today or tomorrow so the only solution for now is STRONG LEADERS who will be TRUTHFUL with their INTENTIONS and that is trustworthy leadership not people who will be lying to the world because of votes.

  2. mstarvin says:

    This is not “home grown” terror. Obama and Hillary have opened the flood gates to allow these animals to move from the battlefields in their countries right into our backyards!! Obama grants their blanket citizenship and wow shockingly they hate us and want to kill us!!!

  3. Chris Christie's Belt says:

    “That allows the device to be set off from anywhere in the world,” Davis said. “The fact that he was able to get this done, to me shows a level of sophistication that requires training.”
    __________

    My neighbor made pipe bombs in the 70’s when he was 12 years old by learning to make gunpowder from books in the library. Any idiot can make a bomb these days with the internet and step by step instructions,

  4. kek says:

    Immigration has become a national security threat to Americas citizens. Stop Islam immigration, close all mosques and and deport. Islam does not share western values and never will; they don’t assimilate and don’t belong in western societies. No American should have to put up with terrorists for 10 years or 10 minutes despite what this fat man says.

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