Man linked to Boston bombing suspect shot and killed after attacking FBI agent during questioning

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Man linked to Boston bombing suspect shot and killed after attacking FBI agent during questioning

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM EDT

The case of the Boston Marathon bombing took a bizarre turn Wednesday morning when a Florida man linked to bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by an FBI agent who was questioning him about his ties to the brothers suspected of carrying out the bombing.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel:

The FBI told the Orlando Sentinel that during the early morning hours Wednesday, an FBI agent — along with two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement personnel — were interviewing 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by Todashev.

During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries," , FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier, a spokesman for the Orlando region, said in an email statement. "As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time.

Here is a video report on the incident from Orlando television station WKMG:

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