VIDEO: Body cam video shows encounter with New York bombing suspect

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LINDEN, New Jersey (KRON) — Police have released body camera video of officers’ first encounter with New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahimi.

He is accused of setting off a pipe bomb in Seaside Park, and a pressure-cooker bomb in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sept. 17.

The video was taken two days later after the owner of a New Jersey deli found him slouching outside his business.

He called police after recognizing Rahimi as the man wanted for the attacks.

Linden police officer: What’s your name?
Ahmad Rahimi: Ahmad,
Linden police officer: What’s your last name?
Ahmad Rahimi: Khan … Khan.
Linden police officer: You got ID on you, or no?
Ahmad Rahimi: No… No ID.
Linden police officer: You don’t have anything with an ID?
Ahmad Rahimi: No. I don’t.
Linden police officer: Where do you live?
Ahmad¬†Rahimi: I’m homeless.

The video ends right before the shootout between Rahimi and police.

The 28-year-old suspect spent a month recovering from seven gunshot wounds.

He’s charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

He pleaded not guilty.

He’s also facing federal charges in the bombings that injured dozens.

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