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Statement Of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara On The Presentment Of Ahmad Khan Rahami On Terrorism Charges In Manhattan Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

“Ahmad Khan Rahami, the alleged Chelsea bomber, was brought today to Manhattan to face terrorism charges.  Allegedly driven by a commitment to violent jihad, Rahami planted bombs in the heart of Manhattan and in New Jersey.  One of the bombs exploded on a Saturday evening in Chelsea, injuring over 30 people and shattering windows hundreds of yards away.  For his alleged acts of terror, Rahami will now face justice in a federal courthouse just blocks south of where he allegedly planted his bombs.  Rahami will be presented on his federal terrorism charges today in the Southern District of New York before United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.”

Updated November 10, 2016

Press Release Number: 16-295