Bomb suspect being treated at Beth Israel

April 20, 2013
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LMA—Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), hospital spokesperson Bonnie Prescott confirmed to the Gazette.

She said there should be no impact on other patients with appointments at BIDMC or seeking help at the emergency room there.

“Our own security presence is heavy” and there is a police presence, Prescott said, but added, “Everything is business as usual.”

Tsarnaev, 19, apparently was wounded in one of two gun battles with police officers. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis at a news conference last night described Tsarnaev as in “serious” condition.

The other suspect in the bombings, Dzhokhar’s brother Tamerlan, died yesterday after also being treated at BIDMC. The hospital was under a security lockdown yesterday.

BIDMC occupies two large campuses along Brookline Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area.

Boston Police officers guard the entrance of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 1 Deaconess Road, where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being treated, on April 20. (Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow)

Boston Police officers guard the entrance of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 1 Deaconess Road, where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being treated, on April 20. (Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow)

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