Alleged Boston bomber released from hospital, transferred to federal medical detention centre

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BOSTON — The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect was released Friday from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention centre.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 65 kilometres 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.

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The transfer comes a day after it was revealed that Tsarnaev and his brother had planned to go to New York’s Times Square to blow up the rest of their explosives, authorities said. They portrayed a a chilling, spur-of-the-moment scheme that fell apart when the brothers realized the car they had…

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