Muslim charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York heads to court

A man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York shuffled slowly into a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday to face federal terrorism charges as his lawyer expressed worries that a federal lockup could not adequately care for injuries stemming from his shootout with police.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, listened as US magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn read him his rights and the charges against him during a brief morning appearance after he was transferred into federal custody at 5 am. No plea was required because he has yet to be indicted.

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