Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

NEW YORK –A man who set of small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced on Tuesday for multiple terms of life in prison.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi injued 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb was planted nearby did not detonate.
The blast took place just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, frightening participants but injuring no one. The bombings triggered a two-day manhunt that resulted in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Rahim was shot several times but survived.
Federal prosecutors said in court papers that he showed no remorse and has tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in New York where he has been imprisoned since his arrest.
“He is proud of what he did, scornful of the American justice system, and as dedicated as ever to his terrorist ideology,” they wrote.
When Rahimi was given a chance to speak at his sentencing, he said: “I don’t harbour hate for anyone.”
Defense attorney Xavier Donaldson said that Rahimi had once aspired to be a police officer and worked as a security guard after studying criminal justice at a community college.
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