Chelsea Bomber Convicted At Attempted Murder Trial In New Jersey

Associated Press
October 08, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Ahmad Khan Rahimi

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- 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-defense.
 
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.