Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 3 March 2015

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 Watertown shootout near Boston. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg
A bomb disposal robot searches the suspects' car following the police chase. Photo @jraske
Bomb disposal personnel search the suspects' car following the police chase. Photo @jraske
Bomb disposal personnel search the suspects' car following the police chase. Photo @jraske
A bomb disposal robot searches the suspects' car following the police chase. Photo @jraske
A bomb disposal robot searches the suspects' car following the police chase. Photo @jraske
People attend an interfaith service held near a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon (AP)
A member of the audience sheds tears during Lu Lingzi's eulogy at Metcalf Hall in Boston University (AP/The Boston Globe, Dina Rudick)
Officers at the scene of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arrest in Watertown (AP)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (AP/The Lowell Sun and Robin Young)
BOSTON - APRIL 19: A few of the estimated 200 people who poured onto Hemingway Street in the Fenway neighborhood to celebrate after the announcement earlier of the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect celebrate April 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON - APRIL 19: A few of the estimated 200 people who poured onto Hemingway Street in the Fenway neighborhood to celebrate after the announcement earlier of the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect celebrate April 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON - APRIL 19: An the estimated 200 people pour onto Hemingway Street in the Fenway neighborhood to celebrate after the announcement earlier of the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect celebrate April 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
A police officer and a woman in Boston react to news of the arrest of one of the marathon bombing suspects, Friday, April 19, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4: Tamerlan Tsamaev (L) fights Lamar Fenner (R) during the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images)
In this Feb. 17, 2010, photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, smiles after accepting the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship from Dr. Joseph Downes, right, in Lowell, Mass. Tsarnaev, 26, who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 in the Boston Marathon Explosions and was seen in surveillance footage in a black baseball cap, was killed overnight on Friday, April 19, 2013, officials said. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie) MANDATORY CREDIT;
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4: Tamerlan Tsamaev waits for a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4: Tamerlan Tsamaev (R) and Lamar Fenner (L) stand during a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images)
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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