Federal Medical Center Devens Opened In 1996: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Being Transported To Fort Devens

Federal Medical Center at Ft. Devens employees confirmed that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sent to the facility that first opened in 1996. The medical center is used for male inmates who need long-term care.

“FMC Devens is located in north central Massachusetts, approximately 39 miles west of Boston and 20 miles north of Worcester, on the decommissioned military base of Fort Devens,” according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Tsarnaev, 19, is being treated for injuries he received sometime last Friday during either a gun battle with police in Watertown, Mass., or when authorities opened fire on the boat he was found hiding in there.

The other suspect in the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200, as well as the subsequent murder of a MIT police officer and shooting of a Boston area transit officer, was 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He was Dzhokhar’s brother. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died last Friday from injuries he received during that gun battle in Watertown.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction.

The statement from the Marshals Service did not say when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved out of the hospital. But New England Cable News reports that “at about 3:00 am Friday morning, Boston and state police seemed to have left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.”

Victims of the bombings are being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess. As we noted Wednesday, some of those patients and their families had been upset that the suspect was there.

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