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Social Cues: Bomb suspect's hunt, capture grip Facebook, Twitter

Social media also captures interest in an iron throne, Vikings and pirates. What year is this?

The hunt for the New York City bombing suspect came to a quick conclusion Monday morning after police released the man's name and photo on social media.

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NYPD issued a photo of Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday morning.

Courtesy of New York Police Department

Social media chatter initially flared earlier Monday when police identified the man wanted in connection with Saturday's bombing as Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, last seen in Elizabeth, New Jersey. FBI agents found five explosives in that city Sunday night.

Social Cues is your go-to guide, filling you in on the buzz looping around Facebook and Twitter. Here is what's trending Monday morning:

Ahmad Khan Rahami: Around 11:20 a.m. ET/8:20 a.m. PT Monday, a police shootout led to the capture in New Jersey of the man suspected of setting off a blast in Manhattan's Chelsea district Saturday night.

Earlier Monday, Rahami's name raced to the No. 1 topic on Twitter after the New York Police Department released his name and photo through social media and a rare emergency-alert to smartphones in New York and surrounding states around 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT.

He is identified as an American citizen born in Afghanistan and is last known to be living in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Elizabeth, New Jersey: The bombing suspect's last known address is also where FBI agents discovered five explosives Sunday night, one of which was unintentionally detonated by a bomb squad robot. Two men called police after seeing wires and a pipe in a package near trash, CBS News reported.

"Game of Thrones": The hit HBO series took the Iron Throne at the Emmys on Sunday night. "Game of Thrones" now has more Emmys than any other prime-time TV show, after clinching three more awards, pushing the show up to 38 total wins. (Sorry, "Frasier.") "Game of Thrones" won the Emmy for "Outstanding Drama Series" for the second consecutive year, as well as writing and directing awards for a drama series.

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Yarr, ye best be seeing Twitter talking like scallywags till high noon. The unofficial holiday is the second trending topic on Twitter, encouraging mateys to imitate their favorite hook-handed, eye-patched, peg-legged sea captain throughout the day.

Vikings vs. Packers: They're no pirates, but the Vikings dominated trending topics Monday morning for the Minnesota team's big win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The Vikings won 17-14 in the first game at the new $1.1 billion US Bank Stadium.

This story originally published at 5:59 a.m. PT.
Update, 8:47 a.m. PT: Rahami's capture has been added.
Correction, 9:27 a.m. PT: The day of the Chelsea bombing has been fixed.