Waiting to hear the back story on this one…
Via Boston Herald:
An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
“He was on foot, under surveillance,” Evans said. “The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him … and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that’s never an easy decision for any officer to make.”
One FBI agent and one BPD officer fired, FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi said.
Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife that he could have “done a lot of damage” with.
“I think our officers tried their best with the FBI to try to convince him to put down the knife but he didn’t leave us a choice,” Evans said. “It’s an active investigation with the joint terrorism task force … It’s very fluid it’s ongoing, but we have one male shot and as you can see it is a very active scene.”
The suspect was declared dead at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Evans said.
Can you hear the brother, who is described as a ‘respected Imam’, lying and setting up the story already?
Anti-terrorism cops gunned down a machete-wielding man today outside a CVS store in Boston. Usaama Rahim has been named by his brother, Ibrahim, as the suspect shot dead by the Joint Terrorism Task Force around 7 a.m. June 2. According to police sources, Usaama had been radicalized by ISIS propaganda and may have been preparing an attack on law enforcement. He was 26 years old.
According to Ibrahim Rahim, his brother was at a bus stop in Boston waiting to go to work. Then, Usaama was confronted by the three officers. Ibrahim says his brother was “subsequently shot in the back.” The Boston Globe reports that Usaama was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the stomach.
The brother added that Usaama was on the phone to his father at the time because he felt like he needed a witness. On Twitter, Ibrahim Rahim said that his brother’s last words were “I can’t breathe.”