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WSJ wrote:A Florida man with ties to suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by a federal agent in Orlando early Wednesday while being questioned about a 2011 triple murder, according to federal law-enforcement officials.
An Orlando, Fla., man whom U.S. law enforcement questioned as an associate of the Boston bombing suspects was shot and killed after he tried to attack a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. evan Perez joins Lunch Break. Photo: Zuma Press.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Ibragim Todashev was a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and was being questioned by an FBI agent and two Massachusetts State Police officers "when a violent confrontation was initiated by" Mr. Todashev. An FBI agent, "acting on the imminent threat posed by the individual, responded with deadly force," the FBI said.
Valkenar wrote:Are you saying that his crooked nose may indicate boxing experience, perhaps working directly with Tamerlan?
Bill Glasheen wrote:Valkenar wrote:Are you saying that his crooked nose may indicate boxing experience, perhaps working directly with Tamerlan?
Partial credit. You have one more detail to find, and then you need to complete the picture.
(The full picture is somewhat subjective, but impressions matter.)
WSJ wrote:According to Ms. Manukyan, Mr. Todashev lived in the Boston area from 2008 to 2010 before moving to the Atlanta area a few months after their marriage in July 2010. She says she and her husband moved to the Orlando area in 2011, in part because he had friends there and it was a better place for the mixed-martial-arts fighting Mr. Todashev practiced.
Bill Glasheen wrote:My point was the mindset of people dealing with him. A first glance should send signals that this person was accustomed to going toe-to-toe with others. Broken nose from being hit... cauliflower from mat burns... he also allegedly was limping from recent knee surgery. Add in the recent "parking lot incident" for which he needed to retain a lawyer, and you're painting an interesting picture.
Could you notice his capacity for violence with a quick glance? Probably.
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