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Prosecutor Clears FBI Agent Who Shot Suspect In Boston Marathon Bombing

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According to the FBI, Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the Tsarnaevs, attacked the agent with a metal pole during a May 22 interview in Orlando, which then prompted the agent to use deadly force in self-defense. The FBI had already cleared the agent from any wrongdoing "several months ago," according to the Post.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is also conducting an investigation into the incident.

UPDATE: The state attorney in Florida, Jeff Ashton, is denying the Post's report.