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The FBI said early Wednesday that it was reviewing a fatal shooting incident in Orlando, Florida in which an individual being questioned by law enforcement in connection with the Boston bombings and an unsolved 2011 triple homicide had engaged in a “violent confrontation” with law enforcement personnel. Just prior to being killed, the man, identified as Ibragim Todashev, reportedly confessed to involvement in the 2011 slayings of three men in Waltham, Massachusetts, one of whom had been a friend of deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  CBS News is reporting that Todashev also implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev in those slayings. It all began Wednesday morning with the following press release from the FBI:
The FBI is currently reviewing a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent. Based on preliminary information, the incident occurred in Orlando, Florida during the early morning hours of May 22, 2013. The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual. During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time.
As more details emerged throughout the day, it was revealed that Todashev was a Chechen who resided in Boston at the time of the 2011 killings.  He was said to have been an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and of the victims of the 2011 killings. From CBS News:

Whoa. Details to follow. https://twitter.com/Boston_Police/status/329612972521558016 BREAKING: Three college students taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.— Jason Tuohey (@jtuohey21) May 1, 2013 BREAKING: A source tells the Globe that the three were connected to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at UMass Dartmouth and helped him after the fact.— Boston.com...

There have been several new developments today in the Boston bombings case. Authorities are searching a landfill for a laptop believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombers, according to CNN.
Information from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev himself, plus other leads, spurred authorities to look through the New Bedford, Massachusetts, landfill, the official told CNN's Susan Candiotti. The 19-year-old went to school -- at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth -- in an adjacent town, and he was spotted in his dorm room there in the days after the April 15 twin blasts that left three dead.
ABC News also has more on this development. The lead regarding the laptop resulted from interviews authorities conducted with acquaintances of the suspects. From the same ABC News report, we learn that the two acquaintances, who are from Kazakhstan, have been arrested by immigration officers on a violation of their student visas.

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