Morning Security Brief: Boston Suspect Moved, Nonexplosive Fertilizer, and More

By Laura Spadanuta

►The Boston bombing suspect has been moved from a hospital to a federal Bureau of Prisons hospital, according to CNN. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was injured during a 24-hour manhunt. Tsarnaev was captured and hospitalized with "what appeared to be" gunshot wounds to his neck, head, legs, and hand. Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, planted the two bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon last week, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

The Wall Street Journal reports on whether drones might be the next step in marathon security. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis is quoted as saying that drones are "a great idea." However, the articles states that Davis did not specify whether formal discussions were taking place on the addition of drones to the marathon security.

►A Sandia National Laboratory researcher has developed a type of fertilizer that is not detonable and cannot be used to make bombs and explosives, according to Gizmag. Ammonium nitrate, which is commonly used as fertilizer, makes a powerful explosive when mixed with fuel. It was the culprit of last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Recently retired Sandia researcher Kevin Fleming says the new fertilizer would not cost more than ammonium nitrate.

►Also: AT&T has launched a new home security product called AT&T Digital Life. It offers around-the-clock home security monitoring. The Baltimore Sun reports that officials are considering increasing security for next month's Preakness Stakes horse race. And a study finds that teenagers do not choose secure passwords.


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