NYC bombing suspect formally charged in 8-count indictment

A federal grand jury in New York issued an eight-count indictment Wednesday, formally charging Ahmad Khan Rahimi in the September bombing campaign that targeted locations in New York and New Jersey before his dramatic capture in a shootout with police.

The indictment tracks similar allegations outlined in a September complaint, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction, after Rahimi allegedly planted devices at four locations across the region. One of the pressure-cooker explosives detonated in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 31 people.

Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was arrested by Linden, N.J., police Sept. 19, two days after the Chelsea explosion. He also faces attempted murder charges in connection with the shootout that ended in his capture.

A U.S. magistrate set a Nov. 23 preliminary hearing for the 28-year-old suspect.

 

USA TODAY


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