NEW YORK - The Afghan immigrant arrested in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town is now facing attempted murder charges over his dramatic capture.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was wounded in a gun battle with Linden, New Jersey, police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway.

He was charged in Union County with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer. He was being held on $5.2 million bail and remained at a hospital.

It wasn't known if Rahami had an attorney. Messages left with phone numbers listed for family members weren't returned.

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Federal charges in the bombings have yet to be filed.

Authorities say two Linden officers were wounded trying to arrest Rahami. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.