Ter­ror of­fi­cials shoot man dead

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION - — as­so­ci­ated press

A man who was un­der 24hour sur­veil­lance by ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tors was killed af­ter lung­ing with a knife at a po­lice of­fi­cer and an FBI agent out­side a Bos­ton phar­macy, au­thor­i­ties said.

A law en­force­ment of­fi­cial with knowl­edge of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said the man had been mak­ing threats against law en­force­ment. The of­fi­cial wasn’t au­tho­rized to re­lease de­tails of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity.

Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Wil­liams Evans said that mem­bers of the Joint Ter­ror­ism Task Force ap­proached Usaama Rahim to ques­tion him about “ter­ror­ist-re­lated in­for­ma­tion” they had re­ceived and that he went at them with a large mil­i­tary-style knife.

Evans said of­fi­cers re­peat­edly or­dered Rahim to drop the knife and opened fire when he did not. Rahim, 26, was pro­nounced dead at a hos­pi­tal.

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