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Police describe gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

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By DENISE LAVOIE

AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) -- Three police officers have testified that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother hurled explosives at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly 2013 attack.

Watertown Police Officer Joseph Reynolds told jurors Monday that Tamerlan Tsarnaev also began firing at him "nonstop."

An officer had spotted a carjacked Mercedes SUV on a quiet residential street. That set off a frenzied clash in which the brothers threw explosives, including a pressure-cooker bomb similar to those used in the marathon attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Jurors went to see the boat in which Dzhokhar was found the evening of April 19, 2013.

The boat's owner is expected to testify Tuesday about discovering Dzhokhar hiding in the boat in his backyard.

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