Former neighbors of man killed by FBI agent speak out
BOSTON (WHDH) -- People on Harding Street in Cambridge remember seeing Ibragim Todashev, who was killed by the FBI on Wednesday, and Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev together in their neighborhood.
Now word the two are linked to a triple homicide in Waltham on Sept. 11, 2011 has neighbors unsettled.
“It’s a quiet neighborhood, we don’t need this,” said one neighbor. “You’d have to be insane not to be worried.”
Todashev lived in a first floor apartment. The man who moved in after Todashev moved out in 2011 said the connection is strange.
“It is a little crazy -- there’s two degrees of separation now,” said the man, who didn’t want his name used.
Todashev was killed by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla. early Wednesday morning after the FBI said he lunged at an agent who was questioning him. The FBI agent shot and killed the 27 year old.
“It just goes to show how dangerous even a routine incident can be when you are dealing with people that are prone to this type of activity,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
Todashev was arrested for reckless driving and disorderly conduct. Police are reminding neighbors that Todashev had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombings. The District Attorney’s office said Todashev’s connection to the triple homicide in Waltham is an ongoing and active investigation.