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New images of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect's capture

A Boston police officer released the photos as he was angry about a Rolling Stone magazine cover he felt glamorised the suspect.

WARNING! This gallery contains graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.

NEWLY RELASED PHOTOS show the Boston Marathon bombing suspect with a bloodied face, climbing out of a boat in a suburban backyard as heavily armed police officers waited for him to drop to the ground.

The images were among those a state police officer provided to Boston Magazine last month. The magazine published some then and more yesterday.

Sgt. Sean Murphy took the photos on that night in April when police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19,  in a dry-docked boat in Watertown, just outside Boston. He wasn’t authorized to release the photos but said he was angry about a Rolling Stone magazine cover he felt glamorised Tsarnaev. Murphy has been relieved of duty because of his actions.

The new photos include more shots of Tsarnaev coming out of the boat, his head bloody, raising his shirt to show he has no weapons and a red laser trained on his head. They also show him dropping to the ground, where officers and medical personnel rushed to treat him. Other photos show tense federal, state and local police officials meeting in a command center and SWAT teams gathering in the streets earlier in the day.

The surgeon who treated Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen Muslim, a naturalized US citizen, after his capture said he had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, among other injuries. Tsarnaev was wounded during a confrontation with police a day after authorities released photos of him and his older brother as suspects in the deadly April 15 marathon bombing.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a gunbattle with police.

Here are the images of the bombing suspect’s capture:

New images of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect's capture
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    Injured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over at the time of his capture. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lifts his shirt while standing in the boat. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Boston law enforcement vehicles drive to the scene near where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was thought to be hiding in Watertown. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leaning over in the boat where he hid at the time of his capture. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    The emergency medical team tending to the marathon bombing suspect. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Taken on Friday, April 19 this image shows police apprehending the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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