Jury convicts New York bomb planter in shootout with police
By The Associated PressNews new york terrorism
ELIZABETH, N.J.—A New Jersey man already serving a life term for planting bombs in New York City has been convicted of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police three years ago.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi sat quietly during the reading of the verdicts Tuesday
Rahimi engaged police in a gun battle after they found him in Linden, New Jersey. He fired at several officers and was wounded himself.
The jury deliberated over two days before convicting the Afghanistan-born naturalized U.S. citizen of all 30 counts.
Rahimi’s attorney argued his client acted in self-defence.
A New York jury convicted Rahimi last year of setting off a bomb, injuring 30 people. A second bomb failed to go off.
Rahimi also is charged in New Jersey with placing bombs in two locations.
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