In Chelsea Bombing Trial, a Lesson on How a Phone Becomes a Trigger

A cellphone found near an exploded bomb in a secluded corner of Seaside Park, N.J., last year had been altered. Two wires, one red, one green, protruded from its black plastic case.

An F.B.I. agent described the wiring on Tuesday at the trial of the man accused of setting the bomb, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, in Federal District Court in Manhattan.

It was the first of four bombs to explode or be found and defused in the next two days in New York City and New Jersey. An explosion in Chelsea that night wounded 31 people and damaged …read more

Source: New York Times

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