Union County Prosecutor’s Office(NEW YORK) — A man accused of planting bombs in New Jersey and New York City and then engaging police in a shootout was arraigned from his hospital bed Thursday on weapons and attempted murder charges.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 28, pleaded not guilty to seven charges in connection to the New Jersey incidents: handgun possession and attempted murder of five officers.
Rahimi appeared at the arraignment — his first court appearance — via video, from his hospital bed. He sat upright in a green gown under a blanket. He has been in a New Jersey hospital since he was injured during the police shootout in Linden on Sept. 19. His public defender, Peter Liguori, was also in the hospital room.
Bail was set at $5.2 million.
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