The man accused of a leaving a string of bombs in two states — including one that exploded in Manhattan and injured 31 people — was charged Tuesday in both New York and New Jersey with federal counts of using weapons of mass destruction.
Ahmad Rahami is also believed to have carried out an apparent attempted bombing in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and to have left a bomb inside a backpack at a train station in Elizabeth, also in New Jersey.
No one was hurt in the New Jersey incidents. Rahami, 28, was captured on Monday after being wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, that left two officers wounded.
Rahami on Monday was already charged by the Union County, New Jersey, prosecutor with five counts of attempted murder of police officers.
The federal criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York Tuesday shows that Rahimi allegedly left his fingerprints all over an unexploded pressure cooker bomb that was found four blocks away from the blast in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.
Investigators found 12 latent prints in all on the unexploded bomb, along with duct tape and a cell phone triggering device, which was later traced them to Rahami, according to the complaint.