FBI Agent Kills Chechen With Ties to Marathon Suspect Tsarnaev


An FBI agent in Orlando today shot and killed a Chechen man with ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, says the Boston Globe. The FBI identified the person killed as as Ibragim Todashev, 26. A friend said Todashev was being questioned about his ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout in with police on April 19; his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in federal custody and facing charges that could bring the death penalty. A friend of Todashev said he met Tsarnaev when both lived in Massachusetts, and that the two men spoke with each other “months before” the April 15 bombings.

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