Florida man Was killed By investigators concerning Boston bomb.

Boston bombing investigators have shot dead a man who became violent as they questioned him in Orlando, Florida, FBI officials say.

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The shooting took place early on Wednesday as law enforcement personnel interviewed 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, according to officials.

 

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said in a statement an FBI agent shot Todashev because of an “imminent threat”.

 

The FBI agent was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

US media reported that Todashev had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombings suspect killed in a shootout with police days after last month’s deadly marathon blasts.

 

Todashev was a mixed-martial arts fighters who, like Tsarnaev, had links to the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to reports.

 

Ibragim Todashev was arrested this month after a row over a parking spot
FBI spokesman Dave Couvertier said in a statement: “The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties.

 

“The suspect is deceased. We do not have any further details at this time.”

 

A friend of the dead man, Khusen Taramov, told Florida News 13 that the FBI had begun questioning and following Todashev soon after the Boston bombings.

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The Associated Press news agency meanwhile reports that Todashev was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of assault, after a dispute over a parking spot at an Orlando shopping centre.

 

Todashev put a man in hospital with facial injuries during the fracas, according to a report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The Boston Marathon blasts killed three people and injured 264 others on 15 April.

 

Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is being held in a prison hospital after being shot before capture. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

 

 

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