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TODAY   |  July 19, 2013

Graphic photos of Tsarnaev surrender released

Images showing alleged Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being arrested after a daylong manhunt were published by Boston Magazine in response to the controversial Rolling Stone cover. According to the magazine, the photos were given to them by the state police sergeant who took them. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

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>>> us this morning. thank you. new developments tied to the backlash over rolling stone 's cover of the boston bombing suspect. in response to that cover, a police photographer released never before seen imagines from the night of his capture. kristen has details on that. good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning. the officers actions show you how high emotions are running over all of this. those behind the scenes photos were released by the photographer who took them for the state police . he says because of his outrage over the way tsarnaev was portrayed on the cover.

>> they are the imagines of his last stand. the accused bomber surrendering after a manhunt. injured, bloody and a scope squarely on his head. the pictures were taken by massachusetts state police sergeant sean murphy . part of that massive dragnet working to flush out tsarnaev in a boat after the brutal bombing and shoot out that left his brother and alleged police dead. murphy gave them the photos and a statement that red in part, i believe that the imagine that was portrayed by rolling stone magazine was an insult to any person who has ever worn a uniform of any color. i hope that the people that see these imagines will know that this was real. it was as real as it gets. what rolling stone did was wrong. this guy is evil. this is the real boston bomber. not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of rolling stone magazine . tsarnaev's imagine on the cover of rolling stone outraged many who say it glorifies an accused mass murderer .

>> makes him more of a celebrity than he deserves to be. i'm not happy with it.

>> wouldn't buy it, want to look at it.

>> give me a break. why don't they show him in his prison jump suit with his hands behind his heads. that would be a better picture to put on rolling stone .

>> reporter: while murphy may have been trying to accomplish something like that we could not reach him for comment but in a statement state police say they didn't authorize the release of the photos. according to boston magazine murphy has been suspended and faces a disciplinary hearing next week. murphy 's computer has been confiscated but the magazine says it has many more imagines he plans to release in the september issue. rolling stone had no comment on murphy 's actions.