The Times-Tribune

Bomb suspect pleads not guilty

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The man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted murder charges in his first in-person court appearance.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was injured in a shootout with authoritie­s, shuffled slowly into court in a darkgreen prison jumpsuit and wearing a white skull cap. He had to be helped into his chair in the jury box by court officers. He didn’t speak during the brief proceeding.

Mr. Rahimi faces charges he tried to kill police officers before they captured him Sept. 19 outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey. He’s also accused of detonating a pipe bomb in New Jersey and a pressure-cooker bomb in New York City.

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