Ahmad Khan Rahami, NYC Bombing Suspect: Charged With 5 Counts Of Attempted Murder


Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the NYC and New Jersey bombings on Sept. 17, has been charge with five counts of attempted murder after a wild shootout with police in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Sept. 19. The wounded suspect now faces up to 100 years in jail.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the number one suspect in the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, and after a dramatic manhunt and shootout with cops in Linden, NJ on Sept. 19, he was disabled and arrested. Hours later, he has officially been charged with five counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Parkannounced. On top of that, he’s facing two second-degree charges over illegal handgun possession.
If Ahmad is not responsible for the bombings, he will still likely serve time for firing at police. Each count carries a punishment of 10-20 years in prison, an NPR journalist reports. That means that the five counts total (not counting the gun possession charges) will lead to at least 50 years in jail, and 100 at most. It is unlikely Ahmad will never see the outside of a jail again, even if he wasn’t involved in the Sept. 17 acts of terror. The young man’s bail has been set at $5.2 million by NJ judge.
The city was sent into panic when a bomb went off in a dumpster in Chelsea on Sept. 17 and though no one was killed, 29 people were injured. Thankfully, those injuries are not life-threatening. Earlier the same day, another bomb went off at a marine run in Seaside Park, New Jersey, but luckily no one was around thanks to a late start to the race. Just hours before finding Ahmad in Linden, five bombs strapped together were found in a train station in Elizabeth, NJ. Again, cops managed to disarm the weapons with no injuries to police or citizens.

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