Nightly News   |  April 20, 2013

Bombing suspect in hospital under heavy guard

One of the suspects in the marathon bombings is in the hospital under heavy guard and being treated in the same hospital as some of the people the FBI says he tried to kill. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

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>> suspect is being held and treated in the same hospital as some of the victims of monday's bombings and a police officer who was injured. katie has more on that.

>> good evening. the suspect is in serious, but stable condition here at beth israel and yes, he is in the very same hospital as many of the people the fbi says he tried to kill. cheers of joy to a moment of silence. the city of boston maybe relieved, but it is still in mourning. for 8-year-old martin richard, for krystle campbell, for the bu grad student and sean colliers. the m.i.t. police officer shot and killed in his patrol car thursday night, just 55 minutes before his shift would have ended.

>> he was a great young man. he was wise beyond his years. his goal was always to become a police officer .

>> his family writing our only solace is that sean died bravely doing what he committed his life to. serving and protecting others. then there are those still fighting to survive. officials say 33-year-old transit officer richard donahue was shot multiple times during the gunfight with the tsarnaev brothers in watertown, tonight, in serious condition. liz norden's two sons both lost a leg near the finish line.

>> it was a nightmare. it's running between two hospitals, trying to be each of them as sick as they are or hurt as they are, it's, i couldn't be in both places at both times. it's a nightmare.

>> today, 31-year-old paul opened his eyes for the first time since he lost his leg.

>> well, for a lousy situation, i just thank my lucky stars they're alive, so it's a great day. first day of my life.

>> liz's other son just got out of yet another surgery today. as of now, there are 53 people still in the hospital. three are still in critical condition and lester, that does include a 7-year-old girl.