Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FBI Kills Man Linked to Boston Marathon Bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Ibragim Todashev, Linked to Boston Marathon Bomber,
Tamerlan Tsarnaev shot and killed by FBI.

“An FBI agent fatally shot a Chechen man in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday after the man allegedly turned violent as he was preparing to sign a written confession to his involvement in a 2011 triple homicide, according to authorities.
Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead at his condo near Universal Studios just after midnight, FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier confirmed to MailOnline.
Authorities say Todashev, who had ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, pulled a knife on the agent, prompting him to fire his weapon in self defense. The agent was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
'The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual,' the FBI said in a statement. 'During the confrontation, the individual was killed….'”
“…Todashev, a mixed martial arts fighter, knocked a stranger unconscious in a bloody fight over a parking space at the Premium Outlet Mall earlier this month and was arrested on aggravated battery charges.
And a former training partner of Todashev's from Boston described him as ‘an incredibly gifted athlete’ — with a temper.
But his close friends say the 27-year-old was a good guy, and emphatically deny he had any involvement in extremist activity. Instead, they say, federal agents zeroed in on Todashev in the days following the April 15 Boston bombings — and never relented….”
Besides being in the United States legally, pursuant to his many videos posted on YouTube, Todashev was an extreme boxer like his friend Tsarnaev.
In the coming days or weeks, we will hear much about Todashev and the events that led up to his death and while some things are not quite adding up at the moment, will they eventually.
Time will tell.

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