>> This is the man,>> The man accused of last month's bombings in New York and New Jersey, that injured dozens of people, pleading not guilty Thursday. Ahmad Rahimi, who's last name had previously been reported as Rahami, appeared via video from a hospital in New Jersey. Charged with attempted murder for his shootout with police, at the time of his arrest on September 19.
Reuter's correspondent Joe Axe, was at the arraignment.>> Rahami appeared on a television screen via a live video feed, from his hospital bed with his court appointed lawyer, standing by his side in hospital scrubs. It was in a packed courtroom with a lot of media. And the courtroom also included one of the two police officers, who was injured during the shootout with Rahami, during his arrest last month.
Today's hearing, which only lasted a few minutes, was focused entirely on those state charges stemming from the shootout with police.>> Rahami is also facing federal terrorism charges in both New York and New Jersey, for setting off a bomb in Chelsea that injured 31 people, as well as a pipe bomb, near a charity race in a New Jersey shore town.
In addition, Rahimi is charged with planting another pressure cooker bomb in Chelsea, that failed to explode. And for leaving multiple devices at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. One of those explosives detonated, when a bomb squad tried to defuse it. No one was killed in the blasts.