NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY) - Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami remains in and out of consciousness after being hit in the liver during a shootout with law enforcement during his capture in Linden, New Jersey.
A law enforcement source tells Fox 5's Linda Schmidt that Rahami is dealing with a blood infection and has undergone three blood transfusions but no longer needs a ventilator to help him breath. The official spoke to Schmidt on the condition of anonymity.
The source says that because of Rahami's medical condition, the FBI and other investigators still have not been able to question him.
Rahami is accused of detonating a pipe bomb in a New Jersey shore town and a pressure cooker bomb in New York on Sept. 17. No one was injured in the Jersey blast, and 31 people were injured in the New York blast.
The source also says the two Egyptian tourists who walked off with a bag that was used to conceal another explosive that failed to detonate in Manhattan have been questioned and cleared.
The men handed the bag in question to investigators and it is now at an FBI lab being tested for DNA and fingerprints.