Photos released of Boston bombing suspect's capture

A police photographer has released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured because he was furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo.

The photographs released by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sgt Sean Murphy to Boston Magazine show a dishevelled Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead.

The Rolling Stone cover which will be published on August 1.
The Rolling Stone cover which will be published on August 1. Credit: Rolling Stone

In a statement to the magazine, Sgt Murphy said Tsarnaev was evil and his photos showed the "real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine".

He said the Rolling Stone cover insulted officers killed in the line of duty, their colleagues and their families by glamorising the "face of terror".

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Boston suspect images revealed

A police photographer has released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured because he was furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The officer has reportedly been "relieved of duty".