Cop Who Arrested Chelsea Bomber Invited to Trump Speech

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -

A New Jersey police officer wounded in a shootout with the Chelsea terrorist bomber was invited to the House gallery Tuesday night to see President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer invited Officer Angel Padilla to attend the speech before a joint session. The Democrat called Padilla a “true American hero” who “embodies and exemplifies the very best of New Jersey.”

The patrolman was injured helping to capture Ahmad Rahimi during a gunbattle in September.