The amazingly quick capture of Ahmad Rahami

Updated 10:15 AM ET, Tue September 20, 2016

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(CNN)Just under four hours. That's how long it took authorities to apprehend bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami after he was publicly identified by police on Monday.

It was a whirlwind mission that started with a wanted poster and a text alert, and ended in a shootout on the streets of Linden, NJ. Here's a breakdown of those four hours:

7:39 a.m.

NYPD and New York State Police tweet photos of Ahmad Khan Rahami, saying he is wanted in connection to Saturday night's explosion in New York.
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    7:54 a.m.

    New Yorkers receive an emergency text alert asking for any information on Rahami's wherabouts.

    9:08 a.m.

    A search in Elizabeth, NJ. is underway. Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage tells CNN it is "definitely related to the Chelsea incident."

      9:34 a.m.

      The New Jersey State Police issues a release on Facebook stating Rahami is wanted for questioning in relation to Saturday morning's Seaside Park explosion as well.

      10:56 a.m.

      The New Jersey State Police say they believe Rahami is also connected to the pipe bombs found near an Elizabeth train station.

      11:17 a.m.

        First reports that Rahami is in custody begin to surface. His capture is confirmed minutes later.
        Rahami was captured during a shootout with law enforcement in Linden. A bar owner called police after spotting Rahami napping in the doorway.

        WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

        A witness told CNN that Rahami looked "dazed" and was "down and out."
        Rahami was seen on a stretcher being loaded into an ambulance.
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        WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT RAHAMI

        • He is 28 and was born in Afghanistan. He is a naturalized US citizen.
        • He majored in criminal justice at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ.
        • Investigators have "directly linked" him to devices from explosions in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.
        • Authorities believe Rahami is the man seen on surveillance video dragging a duffel bag near the site of the New York explosion, and the location where police eventually found a suspicious pressure cooker four blocks away.