Prosecutor: Ahmad Rahimi, suspected in NY-NJ bombings, talked to FBI for days

A federal prosecutor says the man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York spoke with the FBI for days after his arrest.



Prosecutor Nicholas Lewin said Thursday at a Manhattan court hearing that Ahmad Khan Rahimi made statements over multiple days after his Sept. 19 capture in Linden.



Rahimi is still recovering from multiple bullet wounds suffered in a shootout with police. He was moved to a federal lockup next to the Manhattan courthouse last week.



Rahimi entered a not guilty plea to an eight-count indictment returned Wednesday. If convicted of all charges, he could face a mandatory life prison sentence.



Lewin told Judge Richard Berman that evidence includes video of Rahimi before a Sept. 17 bomb wounded 30 people in Manhattan.



Rahimi has already pleaded not guilty to state charges in Union County that include the attempted murder of Linden police officers.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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