Ahmad Khan Rahami - who is still hospitalized and recovering from gunshots wounds he sustained in a shootout during his Sept 19 arrest - will appear at the Union County Courthouse hearing via video from his hospital bed. Union County prosecutors charged Rahami with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer and weapons charges. Rahimi's name has been reported as being spelled Rahami.
Rahami, who remains in University Hospital in Newark with wounds suffered in the shootout, will have a hearing before Superior Court Judge Regina C. Caulfield through a Skype video connection.
Ahmad Khan Rahami Appears in court For the Fist Time after Injuring more than 30 in NY Bombing and Attempting to set off another bomb in NJ.
The hearing, which lasted only a few minutes, concerned state charges against him stemming from a gunfight with police on September 19, after an officer discovered him sleeping in the doorway of a bar.
Rahami is accused of detonating a homemade bomb in a New York City dumpster on September 17, a blast that injured 30 people.
Thirty-one people were hurt in the Chelsea explosion, and additional unexploded devices were found in Manhattan and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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Ahmad Khan Rahami will be arraigned Thursday..
Complaints filed in federal court in Manhattan and New Jersey contain details from the investigation and Rahami's handwritten journal, which was damaged in the police shootout.
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Peter Liguori, Rahimi's public defender at the hospital, entered a not guilty plea for his client.
The defendant is a U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan and had visited the Mideast several times in recent years, authorities said.