Late Update: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans confirmed Geller was the unnamed initial target, the AP reported. "There was some mention of that name," Evans said, but he dismissed it as "wishful thinking."
The man shot and killed by law enforcement in Boston on Tuesday had allegedly planned to behead anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, according to news reports.
Usaama Rahim had been under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and authorities approached him on Tuesday because they believed that he was planning a separate attack on law enforcement officers, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent filed in federal court. Rahim, who authorities said was wielding a knife at the time, was killed in the confrontation with officers.
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