Boston Bombing investigation turns deadly in Orlando - report
MOSCOW, May 22 (RAPSI) - An interview connected with the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects turned deadly when an armed dispute broke out between an FBI special agent and a young suspect named Ibragim Todashev, NBC News reported Wednesday citing FBI sources.
FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier told NBC News: “We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent… The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties.”
According to the report, Todashev had been interviewed about his connections with the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects before attempting to attack the agent. He was then shot and killed.
While information on the incident is scant at present, Couvertier told NBC News that more information can be expected later Wednesday.
Two blasts occurred on April 15 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, America's most prestigious 26.2-mile race boasting such stringent entry requirements that only the best of the best are entitled to compete.
Three people were killed, including an eight-year-old boy present to cheer on his father. Upwards of 180 people were reported as injured.
Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aged 19 and 26 respectively, are suspected of having detonated two bombs made from pressure cookers at the Boston Marathon. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police later that same week. Dzhokhar was captured several hours later after a manhunt that shut down much of Boston and the surrounding areas.
Dzhokhar is charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, namely, an improvised explosive device, "against persons and property within the United States resulting in death," and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death.