Boston Magazine published unseen photographs of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture on Thursday and said there were more images to come.
The magazine received the photographs from Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, who said he was outraged by the Rolling Stone cover of Tsarnaev and wanted to provide images of "the real Boston bomber." Boston Magazine published some images online but have plans to release even more in the coming months.
The images published online show a bloody Tsarnaev climbing out of the boat he hid in for hours while authorities shut down the city of Boston and searched for him.
Boston Magazine editor-in-chief John Wolfson told CNN that the magazine had "hundreds of similar photos" and planned to publish more in its September issue. Speaking of Murphy's decision to release the images, Wolfson told CNN, "I think he was also worried that certain impressionable people might be lured to replicate that by the kind of glamorous-looking photo that is on the Rolling Stone cover."
The Rolling Stone cover sparked outrage when the magazine released a photo of its cover earlier this week. Companies including CVS and Walgreens banned the issue from their shelves, while others defended the title's editorial choice. On Friday, the New York Times editorial board also backed Rolling Stone, writing, "Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone's August issue is heat-wave induced."