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Restaurant owned by NY, NJ bombing suspect's family spammed on Yelp

Yelpers trash restaurant owned by bombing suspect's family

Once authorities named Ahman Rahami a suspect in the New Jersey and New York bombings, Yelp users spammed a restaurant owned by his family.

First American Fried Chicken, a fast-food place in Elizabeth, N.J., is owned by Rahami's family, according to The New York Times. As of Monday morning, dozens of new critical reviews ranging from detailing the "bomb" chicken to calling the entire Rahami family "terrorists" surfaced on Yelp.

The crowdsourced business-reviewing website placed the restaurant's page on Active Cleanup Alert.

The message blocking First American Fried Chicken reads: "While we don't take a stand one way or the other when it comes to these news events, we do work to remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer's personal consumer experience with the business."

The negative comments also came on other social media platforms. Memes circulated on Twitter and a parody restaurant page surfaced on Facebook, linking to a news article about the bombing investigation as the company's website.

CNBC was not able to reach First American Fried Chicken for comment.

Facebook did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment regarding the First American Fried Chicken page.