Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved from the civilian hospital where he had been held since his capture to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 39 miles west of Boston, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.
The facility, on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base, treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialized long-term medical or mental health care. FMC Devens also has a satellite camp for minimum security male inmates, according to its website.
The 19-year-old Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway last week.
The Massachusetts college student is accused of setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs with his brother Tamerlan that killed three people and wounded more than 260 at the marathon finish line April 15. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after a firefight with police in a Boston suburb and Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat hours later.
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