Chelsea bomber found guilty of attempted murder for police shootout in NJ

David Caplan
October 08, 2019 - 2:59 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New Jersey jury on Tuesday convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi -- already found guilty of planting bombs in Manhattan -- for attempted murder.

The Afghanistan-born naturalized U.S. citizen is accused of engaging police in a gun battle after they found him sleeping in a doorway. An officer was shot, and Rahimi was riddled with police bullets.

The jury began deliberating Thursday. On Tuesday they asked the judge to clarify the definition of assault charges.

Rahimi’s attorney has argued his client acted in self-defense.

A New York jury convicted Rahimi last year of setting off a bomb, injuring 30 people. A second bomb failed to go off.