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Tsarnaev Steel Door: Boston Bombing Suspect Moved to Federal Facility

Monday, 29 Apr 2013 09:46 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been relocated from a hospital room in downtown Boston to a 10-by-10-foot cell with a steel door at Devens Federal Medical Center.

The prison medical facility is located about 40 miles west of Boston and houses 1,044 inmates.

Tsarnaev, 19, is able to speak and interact with medical staff, according to FMC spokesman John Colautti. He was initially unable to speak after having sustained gunshot wounds to his head, neck, legs and hand prior to capture.

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Colautti would only say that medical professionals at the facility have been routinely checking on the suspect.

"Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it’s not that much of an inconvenience because it’s more or less business as usual," Collauti told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Collauti told the AP that inmates in the more restrictive section of the facility do not have access to TVs or radios, but are provide with books. Additionally, guards also keep an eye on some cells with video cameras, he added.

Tsarnaev 's mother and father remain in Russia.

On Sunday, Tsarnaev's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, 46, postponed a trip to the U.S., citing poor health as his reason for the cancellation.

"I am really sick," Anzor Tsarnaev told AP, adding that his blood pressure had spiked to dangerous levels.

At a news conference last Thursday, Anzor Tsarnaev told reporters that he had hoped to fly into the U.S. to visit his imprisoned son and bury his other son, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the second Boston bombing suspect, was killed attempting to evade authorities.

In the process of evading capture, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly ran over his older brother.

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Tsarnaev was captured about a day later hiding inside a tarp-covered boat in a backyard in a Boston suburb.

Tsarnaev was planning to travel to New York City's Times Square with his brother to detonate their six remaining explosives, reported CNN.

Tsarnaev has been charged with has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and will be tried at a later date in a federal court.

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