Ahmad Khan Rahami charged by NYPD for New York bombing
Sept.21, NY: US federal prosecutors have charged an Afghan-American with detonating and planting bombs in New York and New Jersey that left at least 31 people wounded.
The prosecutors said on Tuesday that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, carried out twin bombings on Saturday in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood and along the route of a US Marine Corps run in the New Jersey town of Seaside Park.
A criminal complaint was unsealed in Newark, New Jersey, shortly after a virtually identical filing was unsealed in New York.
The Afghanistan-born American restaurant worker, who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was critically wounded in a police shootout on Monday.
Two officers were shot in the encounter, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Chris Bollwage, the mayor of Elizabeth, said Rahami had also sustained shots and had been taken away by ambulance. Rahami underwent surgery on his wounds and remains in hospital.
The 13-page indictment laid four charges against him, including the use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use and destruction of property by means of fire or explosives.
He will be transported to Manhattan to face the charges, said federal prosecutors in New York.
The Oslo Times International News Network