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Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital


BOSTON (WXOW) - The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect was released from a civilian hospital overnight and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday morning that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 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.

The 19-year-old Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway. He'd been at the hospital in Boston under heavy guard since his capture on April 19.

The Massachusetts college student was charged with setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and wounded more than 260 at the marathon finish line April 15.

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