NEW YORK, NY — October 16, 2017 — “In the wake of the horrific bombing in Chelsea, New Yorkers showed their true character and demonstrated unparalleled bravery and resolve. The remarkable work of first responders and state, local and federal authorities saved lives. These attacks are meant to instill terror in New Yorkers, but time and time again, we have showed that we will not be cowed by cowardly acts that seek to disrupt our lives and our communities.
“The conviction of Ahmad Khan Rahimi today sends a clear message that those who seek to spread fear and violence in New York will be brought to justice. I commend prosecutors for their work in securing this conviction as well as law enforcement for their work to bring this terrorist to justice and to keep New Yorkers safe, that day and every day.”