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Manhattan bomb suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of building bombs in New Jersey and New York in September, injuring more than 30 people, is headed to the court on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Elizabeth, N. J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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ELIZABETH, N. J. – The man accused of building bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi his first in-person court appearance Tuesday to face charges he tried to kill police officers, before she caught it Sept. 19 outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey.

A lawyer previously entered not-guilty plea, when the Afghan-born US citizen, was admitted to the hospital with gunshot wounds from the shootout.

He is also accused of the explosion of a pipe bomb along the route of a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey’s Seaside Park and a pressure cooker bomb in New York City on Sept. 17. No one was injured in the New Jersey blast; 31 people injured in the New York bombing.

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