Bombing suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder
Posted: Dec 20 2016 08:23AM EST
Updated: Dec 20 2016 11:30AM EST
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - The man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi actually made his first in-person court appearance Tuesday. This hearing was to face charges he tried to kill police officers before they captured him Sept. 19 outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey.
Earlier, a lawyer had entered not-guilty pleas when the Afghan-born U.S. citizen was hospitalized with gunshot wounds from the shootout.
Rahimi is also accused of detonating a pipe bomb along the route of a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey's Seaside Park and a pressure cooker bomb in New York City on Sept. 17. No one was injured in the New Jersey blast; 31 people were hurt in the New York bombing.