NEW YORK (AP) — A man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of his pressure cooker bombs exploded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2016. That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Rahimi is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan. Federal prosecutors say he has not shown remorse and has tried to radicalize fellow inmates. A defense lawyer says Rahimi once aspired to be a police officer. Rahimi was born in Afghanistan but was a naturalized U.S. citizen.