BOSTON: A friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated himself and the Boston bombing suspect in an unsolved triple homicide before FBI agents killed him in a violent altercation on Wednesday, local media reported.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the man initiated a “violent confrontation” during questioning in Orlando, Florida and was killed, and that an FBI agent suffered “non-life threatening injuries.”
The man, identified by the Orlando Sentinel newspaper as Ibragim Todashev, 27, was being questioned by the FBI agent, two Massachusetts state troopers and other law enforcement personnel.
Todashev attacked the FBI agent with a knife just as he was about to sign a confession that he had played a role in the triple murder, local media cited investigators as saying.
The triple murder took place on September 11, 2011—the 10-year anniversary of the deadly attacks on the United States—in the Boston suburb of Waltham, according to local media.