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19/07/2013 05:52 BST | Updated 19/07/2013 07:57 BST

Boston Police Photographer Posts Gruesome Pictures Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrest

Dramatic pictures have emerged of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he was being captured by police.

The 19-year-old is shown bloodied and bruised with a sniper pointing at his head.

The pictures were released by a police photographer, who said he was angry that Tsarnaev had been glamourised by Rolling Stone magazine, which made him its August cover.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raises his hands in the air as a sniper aims at his head.

Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police, handed the pictures to Boston Magazine.

Murphy told the magazine the Rolling Stone cover was "an insult to any person who has every worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty."

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Tsarnaev emerges on the boat

He added:

These were real people, with real lives, with real families. And to have this cover dropped into Boston was hurtful to their memories and their families. I know from first-hand conversations that this Rolling Stone cover has kept many of them up—again. It’s irritated the wounds that will never heal—again. There is nothing glamorous in bringing more pain to a grieving family.

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Authorities take aim at Tsarnaev on the boat.

Boston Magazine later reported that Sgt Murphy had been "relieved of his duties", but not fired.

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