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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Chilling images of Boston bomber emerge

All photos Sgt Sean Murphy

EXTRAORDINARY new pictures have emerged of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with a laser mounted gun pointed at his head as gave himself up to police.

Sgt Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police released the dramatic image after he was angered by a Rolling Stone magazine cover which has been criticised for making the bomber look like a rock star.

The photograph captures the moment that the injured 19-year-old emerged from his hiding place, a boat stored in the backyard of a house in the Boston Suburbs.

His arrest followed a massive manhunt by police during which his brother Tamerlan (26) was fatally injured.

And it came after a lengthy firefight as Tsarnaev cowered in the boat.

Sgt Murphy released the pictures tio Boston Magazine saying the Rolling Stone cover was “an insult” to police and the victims of the bombing.

He said: “I hope that the people who see these images will know that this was real. It was as real as it gets.”

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