New images of Boston marathon bombing suspect emerge

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New images of Boston marathon bombing suspect emerge

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New pictures have been released of the moment one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects was cornered by police.

The images, taken by a police photographer, show a bloodied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts.

The officer reportedly released the contrasting pictures in response to a controversial Rolling Stone magazine front cover, which features the suspect.

The officer is now said to have been suspended.

A huge manhunt was launched for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother after the Boston attack.

Prosecutors say it culminated in a gun battle which ended when Dzhokhar ran over his brother – contributing to his death.

The 15 April attack happened near the marathon finish line. Authorities say three people were killed and more than 260 injured after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs were detonated.

It was the worst mass-casualty attack on US soil since 11 September 2001.

Photo credit: Boston Magazine