1 June 2013, 21:25

Todashev was shot dead after he attacked FBI agent with steel rod

Ибрагим Тодашев
Ibrahim Todashev
Ibrahim Todashev

According the The Washington Post, the FBI agent who killed the 27-year-old Chechen-born man Ibrahim Todashev in an incident in Orlando, Florida, on May 22nd had to open fire in self-defense after being attacked with a steel rod.

The agent wanted to question Todashev but had to pump six bullets into him instead. He received an injury and had to seek medical help.

There have also been reports that Todashev wielded a knife and attempted to disarm one of the arriving officers.

Todashev had been legally residing in the US since 2008. The FBI wanted to question him in connection with a brutal murder committed in Boston in 2011 and also in connection with his alleged acquaintance with the Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Djokhar Tsarnayev.

Islamic American rights campaigners have urged the authorities to investigate the killing of Ibrahim Todashev. They say they believe the FBI resorted to disproportionate force.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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