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CORRECTS NAME FROM RAHAMI TO RAHIMI - FILE - This Sept. 2016 file photo provided by Union County Prosecutor's Office shows Ahmad Khan Rahimi. Prosecutors say Ahmad Khan Rahimi’s hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Elizabeth, N.J. He’s charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer. (Union County Prosecutor's Office via AP, File)

The New York City bombing suspect is communicating with authorities by nodding


Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of planting a bomb in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 31 people, has been communicating with authorities by nodding, reports CBS News

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, left, appears via video from his hospital bed in Newark, N.J., during a court hearing at the Union County Courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahami, accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey in September, made his first court appearance on charges he tried to fatally shoot police officers trying to capture him. (Union County Courthouse/The Record via AP, Pool)

Rahami was shot eight to 10 times while he was being apprehended in northern New Jersey.

He is expected to survive and his breathing tube was recently removed. 

When asked if the bombing locations were randomly selected, Rahami nodded yes. 

When asked if anyone else was involved in the planning or perpetration of the attacks, Rahami shook his head no. 

Rahami was arraigned on Thursday on charges that he tried to kill police before his capture. He appeared in court via video from his hospital bed and plead not guilty. He will also face federal charges for the bombings.

WATCH: Rahami appears in court from his hospital bed

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