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Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

Apr 26th, 2013 - National News

— The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens, about 40 miles west of Boston.

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.

Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway.

— The 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect says he and his older brother were planning to also attack New York City.

New York officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told interrogators that the same night they planned a Times Square attack, the SUV they hijacked was low on gas and the carjacking victim got away at a gas station and called police.

Later that night, the older Tsarnaev was killed in a gunbattle with police. Dzhokhar, who was shot in the neck, has now been moved to a federal medical facility.

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