One man arrested, one killed over alleged ‘terror’ plot in Boston

Published June 3rd, 2015 - 07:08 GMT
An alleged "terror" plot against law enforcement left one man dead and another in jail. (AFP/File)
An alleged "terror" plot against law enforcement left one man dead and another in jail. (AFP/File)

One man was arrested and another suspect killed over an alleged "terror" plot against law enforcement and military personnel in Boston, AFP reported Wednesday.

Police told AFP the FBI shot dead 26-year-old Usaama Rahim after he attacked officers with a military-style knife outside of a pharmacy. The US attorney's office said the other suspect, David Wright, is in custody and will appear in federal court Wednesday.

The Boston Globe reported that the intent of the attack was to behead a police officer

"Over the weeks we were getting information that military and law enforcement lives were at threat," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters. 

Rahim's brother, imam Ibrahim Rahim, questioned the officers' account of his death, saying on social media his brother was shot three times in the back while he was waiting at a bus stop. 

But Muslim community leader imam Abdullah Farouq was shown the video of his death and refuted some of the claims. Farouq said Rahim was not shot in the back and it wasn't at a bus stop, though the weaponry was unclear. 

 


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