Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Photographs show Watertown shoot-out between police and Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The Tsarnev brothers are seen exchanging fire with police during the Watertown shootout. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg
The Tsarnev brothers are seen exchanging fire with police during the Watertown shootout. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg
The Tsarnev brothers are seen exchanging fire with police during the Watertown shootout. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg
The Tsarnev brothers are seen exchanging fire with police during the Watertown shootout. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg
A house where Tsarnaev brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, were lived in before leaving for Dagestan, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country's capital of Bishkek, on Friday, April 20, 2013. The Tsarnaev family arrived in the United States, seeking refuge from strife in their homeland. The family had moved from Kyrgyzstan to Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia's North Caucasus that has become an epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. (AP Photo/Abylay Saralayev)
A house where Tsarnaev brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, were lived in before leaving for Dagestan, in a small Kyrgyz city Tokmok east of the country's capital of Bishkek, on Friday, April 20, 2013. The Tsarnaev family arrived in the United States, seeking refuge from strife in their homeland. The family had moved from Kyrgyzstan to Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia's North Caucasus that has become an epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. (AP Photo/Abylay Saralayev)

The dramatic shoot-out between the Boston Marathon bomb suspects and police was captured and tweeted live in dramatic photographs taken by a witness from his bedroom window.

The Tsarnaev brothers were pictured firing at police in the gunfight that occured outside the suburban Watertown home of Andrew Kitzenberg.

Mr Kitzenberg heard gunshots on the street and was able to capture the ensuing violence on his phone camera, which he then uploaded to Twitter and his own blog OnHand.

His photographs show a pressure-cooker bomb the brothers detonated on the street as well as the felled body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

The US authorities have confirmed that nearly 300 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Official sources quoted by US media said the surviving suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is facing the death penalty after being charged for using a weapon of mass destruction, had indicated to interrogators that he and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, had acted alone.

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