NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge has granted temporary sole custody to the mother of a child whose father has been charged with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey.
A New Jersey judge on Tuesday granted the woman’s request, which cited the terror investigation against Ahmad Khan Rahami.
Rahami often was hundreds of dollars in arrears in child support and their custody case was called before a family court judge six times in five years.
A judge approved a visitation agreement between the two in May 2014, ordering that the child spend Christmas and Thanksgiving with the mother and the Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha with Rahami.
Federal terrorism charges were filed against Rahami on Tuesday night. He also faces state charges in New Jersey of attempting to murder police officers from a shootout with police that led to his capture Monday outside a bar in Linden, New Jersey.
Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds from the gunfight with police.
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