Boston Bombings Suspect Taken From Hospital To Prison

By: CBS News/AP (Posted by Amanda Lanum)
By: CBS News/AP (Posted by Amanda Lanum)

BOSTON (CBS/AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred from Boston's Beth Israel Medical Center, where he'd been since his arrest a week ago, to a prison at Fort Devens, Mass., the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.

The facility, about 40 miles west of Boston, is on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base, and 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.

The word comes a day after New York officials said Tsarnaev and his older brother and fellow suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev planned to attack Times Square.

"The surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of targets," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said during an afternoon news conference. "He told the FBI, apparently, that he and his brother had intended to drive to New York and designate additional explosives in Times Square."

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators from his hospital bed that he and his brother had decided spontaneously Thursday night to drive to New York and launch an attack with their five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker bomb like the ones that blew up at the marathon.

Kelly said that the city was notified by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night about the intentions of Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev traveled to New York at least once last fall. There is a photo of the suspect in Times Square.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204836401 -
Gray Television, Inc.