Stephen Colbert: Chelsea bomber "should have known that he couldn't terrorize us"

"New Yorkers are used to danger," the "Late Show" host explained. "The official [city] bird is the middle finger"

Brendan Gauthier
September 20, 2016 4:10PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Monday responded to the attempted terror attacks in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend. The alleged perpetrator, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, was arrested on Monday after a gun battle with police.

"Rahami should have known that he couldn't terrorize us," Colbert said. "New Yorkers are not fazed by meatheads from New Jersey coming into the city on a Saturday night to make a lot of noise. We're used to it."


"New Yorkers are used to danger," he continued. "This is a city with a neighborhood called Hell's Kitchen. The official New York City bird is the middle finger. And I dare you to name one other city where someone will punch you in the face just for saying hi on the street."

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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