Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ibragim Todashev Killed By FBI In Boston Probe Was 'Unarmed'

The man fatally shot by an FBI agent during questioning about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was unarmed, the Washington Post has reported.

Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old Chechen immigrant, had been questioned for hours on May 22 in Florida when "a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual", the FBI said at the time.

Early reports said Todashev had been brandishing a knife, though investigators subsequently said it was unclear if he had been carrying a weapon.

Now a law enforcement official has told the Washington Post that he flipped over the table and lunged at the FBI agent but did not have a gun or a knife.

A second official also said Todashev was unarmed, the Post reported.