Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

New photos of bomb suspect capture

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture (AP/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

Dramatic new photos show the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect climbing out of a boat in a back garden as heavily-armed police wait for him to drop to the ground.

The images were among those a state police officer provided last month to Boston Magazine, which published some then, and more on Tuesday.

Sgt Sean Murphy took photos on the April night police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a dry-docked boat in Watertown, just outside Boston. He was not authorised to release the photos but said he was angry about a Rolling Stone magazine cover he felt glamorised Tsarnaev.

The new photos include more shots of Tsarnaev coming out of the boat, his head bloody and a red laser trained on his head. They also show him dropping to the ground, where officers and medical crews rushed to treat him.

Other photos show tense federal, state and local police officials meeting in a command centre and elite police teams gathering in the streets earlier in the day.

The surgeon who treated Tsarnaev after his capture said he had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, among other injuries.

Tsarnaev, now 20, was wounded during a confrontation with police a day after authorities released photos of him and his older brother as suspects in the deadly April 15 marathon bombing.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a gun battle with police.

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