Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev transferred to prison hospital


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The Independent US

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old charged with setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs that killed three people at last week's Boston Marathon has been transferred from a civilian hospital to a federal medical detention centre.

The Chechen-born Massachusetts college student left the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was being treated alongside victims of the blasts, overnight and taken to the Federal Medical Centre Devens about 40 miles west of the city.

The prison hospital is located on a decomissioned Fort Devens US Army base, where it treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialised longterm medical or mental health care.

The 19-year-old Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway.