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Twitter users go nuts after NYC sends mobile alert on bombing suspect

Twitter users went nuts on Monday after a New York City emergency alert notification was sent out to mobile phones regarding the man suspected of playing a role in a series of blasts that terrorized New York and New Jersey over the weekend.

The alert was sent out at 8 a.m. ET Monday. It read, "WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen."


NYC Emergency Management told CNBC Monday that the notification was sent out geographically to the five boroughs throughout the city.

"This is the first time for a name and a suspect," Nancy Silvestri, a spokeswoman for the department said.

Silvestri said if people were traveling through the city area, they would've gotten the update too. She said the department sent out an alert to Chelsea residents this weekend following reports of an explosion.