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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to federal medical detention centre

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, is accused in the deadly April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. FBI.GOV

The surviving suspect in the marathon bombings has been moved from a Boston hospital to a federal medical detention centre in central Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office told The Associated Press on Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was transferred overnight to the federal medical center on a former Fort Devens army base from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Tsarnaev is recovering from injuries, including a gunshot wound to his throat, sustained during a police chase on Friday.

He and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, who was killed during the chase, are blamed for two explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15. The blasts killed three people and injured 264 others, according to the Boston Public Health Commission.

Dzhokhar, who was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction earlier this week, was captured last Friday evening after a brief but tense standoff with law enforcement officials in the Boston suburb of Watertown.