FBI: Man Questioned In Boston Case Became Violent, Shot Dead - FOX 35 News Orlando

FBI: Fla. Man Questioned In Boston Case Became Violent, Shot Dead

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ORLANDO, Fla. -

A man being questioned by federal authorities in the Boston Marathon bombing probe was fatally shot in Florida when he initiated a violent confrontation, according to the FBI.

The shooting occurred early Wednesday in an Orlando apartment, near the Universal Studios amusement park.

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said in a statement that the FBI agent acted on an imminent threat and shot the interview subject, killing him.

The FBI agent was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There are multiple reports that the man who was being questioned was Chechen, a mixed-martial arts fighter and an acquaintance of bombing suspect No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

A friend of the man who was fatally shot told Orlando-area media that both of them had been questioned in connection with the Boston case.

The man shot by the FBI apparently spoke by phone to Tsarnaev about a month ago, but the friend said the man who was shot was surprised by the bombings and had no connection to them.

Stay with FOX 29 News and MyFOXPhilly.com for more on this breaking news story.

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