3 suspicious letters found at hospital where bombing suspect is

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April 25, 2013, 5:58 pm
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(NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) - The bomb squad has come and gone after being called to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. That's where the bombing suspect is still recovering.

Three suspicious letters were found by the loading dock around the back of this hospital, not far from the emergency room.

It was a scare that turned out to be no immediate threat.

The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since Friday night, had his initial appearance Monday in his hospital room, on charges he used weapons of mass destruction at the marathon the Monday before.

He is said to be in fair condition.

At about 2 Thursday afternoon, three suspicious letters were found at a loading dock here. One was addressed to the suspect, with his first and last name, a second was addressed to the hospital, and a third, NECN crews were not able to see clearly from their vantage point.

They each had three American flag stamps on them.

All three were examined by state police bomb techs and photographed. K9s were on scene, as well.

It was determined there was no immediate threat.

The letters were then placed in a cardboard box and brought around to the ER by U.S. Marshals who went inside.

There are reports that Dzhokhar will be moved to a secure medical facility in one of the region's prisons.

If that will happen in the next few hours or in the coming days is not clear.

Security is on high in the area, but the bomb techs have left.

Tags: Josh Brogadir, bomb squad, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, suspicious letters, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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