Tamerlan’s Friend a ‘Tough Kid’

    FBI agents arrive to the apartment complex where a suspected friend of the Boston bombers was shot and killed by FBI on May 22, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Ibragim Todashev was being questioned by the FBI about his ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects when he was killed after attacking the agent.  (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

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    New details emerged Thursday surrounding the friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was shot dead by the FBI during a bombing probe Wednesday. Friends of 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev describe him as a talented, but quiet martial arts fighter who “hated rules.” Todashev reportedly lived in Cambridge at one point, and interacted with Tamerlan on several occasions. While friends say he was not a “bad person around the gym,” he was aggressive by nature.  “His only way to resolve a lot of 
conflicts was violence,” said another fighter. Todashev was openly very proud of his background, choosing a “cultural Chechen song” as his warm-up music.

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