GLOBE: FBI agent fatally shoots man with reported ties to Boston Marathon bomber

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Published: May 22,2013

Tags: bombing, Boston marathon, FBI, Mississippi

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man was fatally shot when a team of FBI agents swarmed an apartment complex near Universal Studios in Orlando. The man, identified by an FBI spokesman as Ibragim Todashev, was being interviewed about his ties to alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times.

The shooting happened early Wednesday.

“We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent,” FBI spokesman Dave Couvertier said in an earlier statement. “The incident occurred in Orlando Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased.”

No further details were released, but the agency says an update is expected later Wednesday.

 

Material from The New York Times and The Boston Globe was used in this report.

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