Elizabeth Man Gets Multiple Life Sentences for NY, NJ Bombings
A 30-year-old Elizabeth man who set off multiple bombs in New York and New Jersey was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison.
According to authorities, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, in September 2016, injured as many as 30 people after one of two pressure cooker bombs planted in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood detonated.
Authorities said that same day a small pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Heights during a Marine Corps race.
The manhunt was then redirected to the Union County area on Sept. 19th when an improvised explosive device was found and ultimately detonated by a bomb robot on an Elizabeth street. Just hours after the explosive device was found in Elizabeth, a shootout ensued in Linden. Rahimi was ultimately taken into custody but not before wounding two officers during the encounter.
Federal prosecutors said that Rahimi has not shown remorse and has even attempted to radicalize prisoners at the nail.
"He is proud of what he did, scornful of the American justice system, and as dedicated as ever to his terrorist ideology," prosecutors said.