Bomb suspect accused of trying to kill cops to be arraigned

Author

14 October, 2016

The man charged with attempted murder for allegedly planting bombs in NY and New Jersey last month will be arraigned Thursday.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect of the Chelsea explosion in New York City on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police Monday, Sept. 19.

.

He is suspected of leaving explosive devices in New Jersey and Manhattan the weekend before his capture.

The hearing in Elizabeth, New Jersey, concerns state charges against him stemming from that gun battle, including attempted murder of police officers and weapons charges. It was Rahimi's first public appearance since last month's bombings and police chase.

Sitting up in his hospital bed, Rahimi answered "Yes" to a series of standard questions from Judge Regina Caulfield about whether he understood the charges and his rights, looking briefly at public defender Peter Liguori before each answer.

Rahami is accused of detonating a pipe bomb in a New Jersey shore town and a pressure cooker bomb in New York City on September 17, injuring 31 people.

Google, Facebook team up for direct undersea connection to Asia
Google and Facebook are building a Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) submarine internet cable between Hong Kong and Los Angeles . The cable will have five fibre pairs, and its direct US-to-Hong Kong route means it will have lower latency than other networks.

Rahimi, who is facing state as well as federal charges, was shot seven times in an encounter with police officers when he was found sleeping in the entrance of a tavern in Elizabeth, and has since been at hospital. One of those exploded as a bomb squad robot attempted to defuse it.

He's also accused of setting of a pipe bomb in a New Jersey town a few hours earlier.

Belgian prosecutors say two police officers have been stabbed by a knife-wielding man in Brussels in an incident that could be terror-related.

Rahami, who born in Afghanistan, first came to the United States in 1995 and became a naturalized citizen in 2011.

He had been living with his family in New Jersey where they run a chicken shop business.

Complaints filed in federal court in Manhattan and New Jersey contain details from the investigation and Rahami's handwritten journal, which was damaged in the police shootout. The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m.


More news


  • Lagaan Mashup With Ashwin As Kachra & Kohli As Bhuvan Is Just Perfect

    Lagaan Mashup With Ashwin As Kachra & Kohli As Bhuvan Is Just Perfect

    Pakistan team does not have a chance to reclaim the number-one ranking from India even with a 3-0 win against the West Indies . We could express ourselves best and give our bowlers time to bowl out the opposition.
    Physical oil traders not convinced by upbeat futures market outlook

    Physical oil traders not convinced by upbeat futures market outlook

    As of 1642 BST front month West Texas Intermediate crude futures were rising by 0.28% to $50.32 per barrel on ICE. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets.
    Transcript of Trump statement on comments from 2005

    Transcript of Trump statement on comments from 2005

    Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) - are demanding that Trump leave the ticket and allow running mate Mike Pence to take the lead. The vice-presidential candidate continued to stress Donald Trump's goal, that is to "Make America Great Again".
  • How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

    Among Trump's proposals are a new tax deduction and a new type of tax-sheltered savings account to help pay for these expenses. Trump would only tax repatriated corporate money at 10 percent to incentivize businesses to bring it back into the country.
    Rosberg capitalises on Hamilton error to win in Japan

    Rosberg capitalises on Hamilton error to win in Japan

    Later, Mercedes lodged a protest against Verstappen after the Dutch driver blocked a move by Hamilton on the penultimate lap. After securing pole position Saturday, Rosberg cruised to victory in the Japanese Grand Prix , his ninth of the season.
    Thousands march in Yemen after over 140 killed in airstrike

    Thousands march in Yemen after over 140 killed in airstrike

    According to initial reports, the attack, said to have been airstrikes by the Coalition, hit an event hall where thousands of mourners were gathered for a funeral ceremony.
  • Brexit minister says will not negotiate separate European Union  exit deals

    Brexit minister says will not negotiate separate European Union exit deals

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips, reporting from Birmingham, called it an "extraordinary speech" from a Conservative Party leader. Elsewhere in her round of interviews, May talked about scone recipes and shoes on ITV1's Good Morning Britain.
    Cubs seize 2-0 NLDS lead on Giants

    Cubs seize 2-0 NLDS lead on Giants

    Anthony Rendon nicked him for a two-run single in the third and Trea (tray) Turner lifted a sacrifice fly the following inning. The Cubs would add another run in the inning when Kris Bryant's liner clanged off Hunter Pence's glove in right field.
    Davison wins drama-filled Bathurst 1000

    Davison wins drama-filled Bathurst 1000

    Lowndes received the inaugural winners' Peter Brock Trophy in 2006, one month after the motorsport great's shock death. Brock's anniversary has attracted a four-day attendance of 204,512 - the second biggest ever Bathurst 1000 crowd.
  • Legoland Florida Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation

    Legoland Florida Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation

    Jones also said that Legoland would work with park guests regarding their hotel bookings and theme park visits. Legoland is about 50 miles southwest of Orlando and about a 45-minute drive from Tampa.
    Unite to vanquish terror: PM

    Unite to vanquish terror: PM

    In a veiled reference to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that countries which support terrorism should not be spared. Modi dipped into the Ramayana to describe the vulture Jatayu as the "first counter-terrorist".
    Tebow works out for first time in Arizona Fall League

    Tebow works out for first time in Arizona Fall League

    Tebow could end up in Columbia next season if the 29-year-old continues with his attempt at a professional baseball career. Tebow finished Tuesday's game 0-for-3 from the plate and 0-for-1 against the outfield wall.