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Report out on marathon bombing suspect's friend

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By The Associated Press

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A Florida prosecutor says a friend of one of the Boston marathon suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole before the Chechen man was fatally shot.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton said in a report Tuesday the agent was justified in shooting Ibragim Todashev last May. The agent and the trooper were questioning Todashev about his involvement in a triple slaying in Waltham, Mass. Todashev was preparing a written statement confessing some involvement when he threw a coffee table on the officers and ran past them.

The report says Todashev was searching for something in his kitchen, and he returned carrying a pole over his head. He was then shot by the agent.

(C) The Associated Press

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