Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged in New York and New Jersey Bombings

Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged in New York and New Jersey Bombings

Federal prosecutors have charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with planting a series of bombs in New York and New Jersey, including one that injured 31 people when it blew up on a busy street.

Rahami is charged with using weapons of mass destruction, and several other charges related to the use of explosives in “furtherance of a crime of violence”.

The criminal complaint was unsealed Tuesday at a federal court in Manhattan.

Rahami, 28, was captured on Monday after being wounded in a gunfight with police in Linden, New Jersey.

Rahami is also facing charges relating to a shootout with police, including five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was being held on $5.2m bail.

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