Trial In New Jersey Starts For Convicted Chelsea Bomber

Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Ahmad Khan Rahimi

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he was arrested.

Jury selection has begun in Elizabeth in the trial of Ahmad Khan Rahimi.

The Afghanistan-born naturalized U.S. citizen faces attempted murder and other charges stemming from his arrest in New Jersey in September 2016.

A judge in New York sentenced Rahimi to multiple life terms last year after a jury convicted him of setting off a pressure cooker device, injuring 30 people.

That explosion in Chelsea happened hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. No one was injured.

The bombings triggered a two-day manhunt that ended in a shootout with police.