Seaside Park Bomber Convicted Of Attempted Murder Of Cops

Ahmad Khan Rahami (Photo courtesy New York Authorities)

NEW JERSEY — The 2016 Seaside Park bomber has been found guilty on all charges including the attempted murder of five officers during his arrest.

  On October 8, a federal jury found Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, guilty of attempted murder of five Linden police officers. A search for Rahimi found him sleeping on a doorstep in Linden. He ended up shooting one police officer and getting shot several times himself during a shootout with police before he was arrested.

  Rahimi was previously sentenced in February 2018 to two life terms in connection to two separate bombing incidents in Seaside Park and New York.

  On Sept. 17, 2016, Rahimi planted pipe bombs in a trash can along the route of the Semper V charity 5K race in Seaside Park. The bomb exploded but no one was injured due to delays in the start of the race.

  Also on Sept. 17, 2016, Rahimi planted two pressure cooker bombs in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. One bomb detonated later in the day, injuring 30 people. No one was killed. A pedestrian found a second bomb that Rahimi had planted on 27th Street, which did not detonate.