FBI: Man being questioned in Boston marathon bombing probe shot by agent during confrontation
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ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.
The shooting incident early Wednesday took place in Orlando, Fla., where an FBI agent along with other law enforcement personnel were interviewing the man, identified by the FBI as Ibragim Todashev.
In a statement, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the FBI agent acted on an imminent threat and shot the interview subject.
Todashev was killed and the FBI agent was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An FBI team was dispatched from Washington to review the shooting, a standard step that is taken in such incidents.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, are the only suspects previously in the actual bombing case. Tamerlan died in a shootout with police. Dzhokhar was injured and taken into custody after a 22-hour manhunt.
Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction during the April 15 marathon. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line.
Three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been arrested in connection with the case, but not the bombing. A criminal complaint read by 7NEWS accuses two of the men -- Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev -- of obstructing justice by destroying evidence, namely a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks. The third man -- Robel Phillipos -- is accused of making false statements during a terrorism investigation, according to another criminal complaint.
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