The world's eyes were focused on Watertown, Mass., Friday as law-enforcement authorities swept the neighborhood in search of 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.
The entire suburban community was locked down until Tsarnaev was caught around 9 p.m. by authorities, who urged all Boston-area residents to remain inside their homes.
While most media people were forced to stand outside the Watertown lockdown zone while the manhunt proceeded, many residents of the neighborhood uploaded compelling photographs documenting the heavy police presence.
Scroll to the end of this article to view a selection of these photos.
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The images reveal the wide range of resources authorities deployed in their search for Tsarnaev, which has been described in many media reports as one of the most extensive and technologically advanced manhunts in the country's history.
There were paramilitary vehicles, dozens of officers in various SWAT gear and massive guns pictured in the images seen below.
Tsarnaev's 26-year-old brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed Thursday night in a wild showdown with law-enforcement officers that left one Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer dead and precipitated the massive manhunt.
The photos below were gathered from the online network Reddit, which has been a clearinghouse of sorts for information and photos in the days since the Boston Marathon terror attack that left three people dead and dozens more injured.
Check out the photos below to see what it was like to be a Watertown resident during the Boston Marathon bomber manhunt on Friday: