Arrest in Florida Connected to Boston Bombings

Officials have arrested a friend of Ibragim Todashev, fatally shot last May during questioning about the Boston bombings.

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    In this May 4, 2013 police mug provided by the Orange County Corrections Department in Orlando, Fla., shows Ibragim Todashev after his arrest for aggravated battery in Orlando. Todashev, who was being questioned in Orlando by authorities in the Boston bombing probe, was fatally shot Wednesday, May 22, 2013 when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said. (AP Photo/Orange County Corrections Department)

    Authorities have arrested a friend of the Chechen man who was shot to death in his Orlando apartment during questioning by the FBI about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

    Ashurmamad Miraliev was booked into the Osceola County Jail on Friday. He is charged with tampering with a witness or informant.

    A spokeswoman for the Osceola County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately return a phone call or email.

    Man Connected to Boston Bombing Suspect Killed By FBI in Orlando

    [MI] Man Connected to Boston Bombing Suspect Killed By FBI in Orlando
    Ibragim Todashev was killed by a federal agent on Wednesday in Orlando. Law enforcement officials said Todashev was being questioned as part of the FBI’s effort to find and talk to anyone who had any contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police. Todashev's friends comment.

    The 20-year-old Miraliev was living in the same Orlando apartment where his friend, Ibragim Todashev, was fatally shot last May.

    Todashev was killed while FBI agents and others questioned him about his friendship with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Officials originally said the Chechen man lunged at an agent with a knife. They later said it was no longer clear what happened.

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