Breaking News
2 dead after early-morning fire in Newburgh
Logan CrawfordOct 3, 2017, 5:09 pmOct 3, 2017, 9:42 pm

Jury in New York, New Jersey bombing case sees videos

Witnesses take the stand on the second day of Ahmad Khan Rahimi's trial

Share

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury on Tuesday watched video footage of a man with a backpack dragging two small suitcases down a street last year before a bomb went off, injuring dozens of people.

The cameras in Penn Station and on the street outside trailed Ahmad Khan Rahimi as he walked downtown toward the Manhattan location where the bomb exploded. They are among thousands of surveillance cameras that routinely capture the city's streets.

More dramatic videos of people fleeing the scene as debris and smoke filled the air after the explosion were shown to jurors a day earlier following opening statements by a prosecutor and a defense lawyer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley had promised jurors that they would see video of Rahimi transporting his explosive packages to their destinations early on the evening of Sept. 17, 2016.

One of the bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, casting a 100-pound trash bin into the air, shattering windows as bits of metal flew through the air and injuring 30 people. Another bomb left several blocks away did not explode.

Rahimi also is accused of detonating a pipe bomb along a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Photographs of what was left of the pipe bomb were shown to jurors Tuesday.

Rahimi, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was captured two days after the Manhattan bombing after a shootout with police in New Jersey, where he faces other charges. He has pleaded not guilty in Manhattan.

Defense attorney Meghan Gilligan has asked jurors to keep their minds open.

On Monday, Rahimi spoke in the courtroom when he wasn't supposed to and was briefly removed. He later apologized, telling U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman he was upset he hadn't seen his wife since his arrest.

A day later, Rahimi could be seen smiling in court along with nearly everyone else as one government witness struggled to circle a paused video shot of only the man carrying bags down the street without also circling those around him.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

I-95 S|New England Trwy S|Bruckner Expy S|Hutchinson River Pkwy N

I-95 I-287 TO CROSS BRONX
South|South|South|North
North|North
17 min (Avg 55 MPH)
14 min (Avg 60 MPH)

Hutchinson River Pkwy S|I-678 S

HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY CROSS BRONX TO I-287
South|South
North
15 min (Avg 60 MPH)
18 min (Avg 50 MPH)

Cross Westchester Expy W|I-287 W

I-287 I-87 TO EXIT 12
West|West
East|East
12 min (Avg 61 MPH)
11 min (Avg 66 MPH)

I-684 N

I-684 I-287 TO I-84
North
South|West
22 min (Avg 73 MPH)
25 min (Avg 69 MPH)

I-287 E

I-87 EXIT 14B TO TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE
East
West
12 min (Avg 68 MPH)
11 min (Avg 60 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Nyack, New York
Clear
44°F