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    Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York in September is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J

    Chelsea Bomber Found Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison - US Justice Dept.

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    A federal jury convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man who set off multiple explosives in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood and in New Jersey in 2016, to a sentence of life in prison.

    "Just over a year after his attacks, and following a fair and open trial, Rahimi now stands convicted of his crimes of terror by a unanimous jury of New Yorkers," Acting US Attorney Joon Kim announced in a press release on Monday. "As a result, he now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison."

    Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a 29-year-old US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, faces a life sentence in prison. He faced several charges including the use of a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. Moreover, he was also accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey and shooting at the police before being captured. 

    On September 3, a total of 29 people were injured in an explosion that hit New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan.

    Another device was found in the region but it had failed to detonate.

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