Federal charges filed against NJ bomb suspect
Ahmad Khan Rahami, the prime suspect tied to bombs this past weekend in Seaside Heights, New York City and Elizabeth, now faces federal criminal charges filed in Manhattan.
The complaint filed Tuesday includes use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing of a public place, destruction of property by fire or explosive, and use of a destructive device during a crime.
Rahami still faces attempted-murder counts in New Jersey, related to the Monday shootout with five police officers in Linden moments before his arrest.
In a Tuesday teleconference following a briefing with federal investigators, shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3) relayed that agents tied Rahami to all three sites through forensic and photographic evidence.
Rahami continues to convalesce from bullet wounds he incurred during his confrontation with police.