NEW YORK, NY - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D, WF-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to news today that Ahmad Khan Rahimi was found guilty of eight federal charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place, in connection with the September 17, 2016, Chelsea bombing in the Senator’s district.
“September 17, 2016, is a day none of us will forget. But even in the worst moments, New Yorkers exemplify the best in each of us. Whether it’s the Malibu Diner providing free meals to first responders and residents affected by the bombing or Jane Schreibman acting swiftly to alert authorities to the second bomb, Chelsea stood strong and has recovered. One year on, I’m proud of Chelsea’s resiliency and glad to see justice done.”