BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest a week ago, the US Marshals Service said on Friday.
The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen, who was badly wounded in an overnight shootout last week with police hours after authorities released pictures of him and his older brother, also a suspect, had previously been held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, where some of the victims were also being treated.
Tsarnaev’s older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, died in the shootout.
Tsarnaev was charged on Monday with the April 15 bombing, which killed three and wounded 264 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. “The US Marshals Service confirms that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Ft. Devens, Mass.,” said US Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade.
Devens, Massachusetts, is about 39 miles west of Boston. The prison there specialises in inmates who need long-term medical or mental health there, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. It currently holds about 1,000 prisoners.
Authorities say the brothers set off a pair of homemade bombs at the marathon on April 15.
Suspects in shooting death of cop
The brothers are also suspected of shooting Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, 26, on April 18 and then hijacking a man in a car, which they planned to drive to New York City and set off additional explosives in Times Square.
Their plan was foiled when the car, a Mercedes sport-utility vehicle, ran low on fuel and they stopped for gas, giving the man a chance to escape.
Their carjacking victim was a 26-year-old man of Chinese origin who goes by the American nickname Danny, the Boston Globe reported today. The newspaper did not publish his Chinese name at his request. (Reuters)