What to Know
Ahmad Rahimi allegedly planted bombs in NYC and NJ in September that exploded, injuring 31 people but killing no one
A manhunt was launched after the bombings, and Rahimi got into a gunfight with two Linden, NJ, police officers who came upon him
The two officers were injured but not seriously; Rahimi faces charges of attempted murder in their case
A judge has denied a request to dismiss attempted murder charges against the man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people.
Deputy Public Defender Peter Liguori had argued there was no evidence Ahmad Rahimi intended to kill police officers during a Sept. 19 gunbattle in Linden.
But the judge found there is sufficient evidence to support the charge.
Liguori had said Rahimi was "firing over his shoulder" as he fled. But prosecutors said police testified Rahimi was aiming at them.
At the time, Rahimi was being sought for allegedly planting two bombs in Chelsea and two in New Jersey, one at the Jersey Shore along the route of a Marine 5K and another in Elizabeth.
No trial date has been set.