(NBCNEWYORK) — The 28-year-old New Jersey man suspected of planting bombs in New York City and his own state was still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds at a hospital in Newark Wednesday, a day after he had federal terror charges filed against him in Manhattan and New Jersey.
Ahmad Khan Rahami was recovering from surgery at University Hospital after being shot 10 times by police before his capture Monday outside a bar in Linden. Federal agents have tried to question Rahami in the hospital, but New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur, who said he received a classified briefing from the FBI, said Rahami was not cooperating.
The FBI charged Rahami with using a weapon of mass destruction Tuesday. The federal complaint against Rahami paints a chilling portrait of a man championing jihad and looking to become a martyr. The complaint says he bought bomb ingredients on eBay and recorded a mirthful video of himself igniting a blast in a backyard. In a handwritten journal, he warned that bombs would resound in the streets and prayed he'd be martyred rather than caught.
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