New York and New Jersey Bombings

New York and New Jersey Bombings

Ahmad Rahami successfully conducted two bombings and attempted additional bombings in various locations in New York City and New Jersey on September 17, 2016, and September 18, 2016.

“A pipe bomb exploded in a garbage can minutes before a Marine Corps charity race began in Seaside Park, NJ. That night, a dumpster in Chelsea, NY, exploded and sent shrapnel flying through a busy thoroughfare, wounding 29. On September 18, police confiscated an undetonated backpack containing bundled explosives in Elizabeth, NJ. While reviewing surveillance footage, New York police saw Rahami carrying a backpack believed to contain the pressure cooker bomb found unexploded on West 27th Street. A fingerprint on the pressure cooker was traced back Rahami.” — GW Extremism Tracker, September 2016

A detailed account of the bombings and attempted bombings can be found in the October 16, 2017 Department of Justice press release announcing the conviction of Rahami for the the attacks. Rahami, who faces mandatory sentence of life in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 18, 2018.

Date of event: September 17, 2016

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