Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 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 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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