So it turns out that the bombings in New York City and in Seaside Park, New Jersey were related. And they got the alleged bomber - Ahmad Khan Rahami, an afghan-born American citizen who has live most of his life in the United States - within two days. Nice work by the authorities. Rahami will be tried, but the evidence is pretty much against him.
It appears, though, that the politicians were wrong about the bombings from the get go, as they originally saw no connection between them and no connection of either one to Islamic extremism. Meanwhile, there was a knife-wielding attacker in Minnesota who was also an Islamic extremist. Both of these guys were caught, but symptoms more merely treated. The illness of terrorism is still there.