President Obama says investigators are focusing on a “person of interest” in the New York and New Jersey bombings, but see no connection to the stabbings in Minnesota.
Obama says the country is “extremely fortunate” nobody was killed in the bombings. He says he’s spoken to the governors of New Jersey and New York and pledged all needed federal assistance.
He is speaking at about the time police in New Jersey arrest Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection with the bombings.
The president is echoing FBI officials who have said they’re investigating the Minnesota stabbings as a potential act of terrorism.
Obama is urging Americans to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
Obama is in New York for the annual UN General Assembly gathering.