Skip to comments.FBI involved in fatal shooting near Universal Orlando [Connection to Boston Bombing]
Posted on 05/22/2013 3:19:27 AM PDT by No One Special
Friends say victim knew Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI confirms a special agent was involved in a deadly shooting early Wednesday near Universal Orlando, and two friends of the victim say he was from Chechnya and knew one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The fatal shooting happened just after midnight at 6022 Peregrine Avenue in Orlando.
"We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent," FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier told Local 6. "The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased. We do not have any further details at this time. We expect to have more information later this morning."
The FBI has not confirmed the link to the Boston bombing, but the friends say the man killed by the agent knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police near Boston days after the marathon bombing.
No other details were immediately known.
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More “sleepers”. In six months, we probably will find out there’s fifty of them around the US. Get used to a sleeper-event every month or two after that.
Jihadis do not like to be confronted or taken in for questioning. FBI getting more serious about these people after embarrassment of Boston.
so nice to hear the terrorists have moved down to florida.
since before 9/11...
The suspect is deceased.......What a great start to the morning.
Unsurprisingly, the probable terrorist is called a "victim" by this journalist. Equally unsurprising - the self-confessed murderer in Boston is called a "suspect". I miss the days when words had real meanings.
Orlando in June will be crowded with vacationers and their kids. Just the sort of target the jihadis would like.
Thought there would be more people than just those two brothers involved with the Boston Marathon attack.
I thought Obama said it was just those two??? /s
Universal has been checking each bag and each purse at the end of the moving sidewalks since 911. Nobody gets past this without the check first. I also noticed security not checking bags seem to be profiling like the Israelis do. Whenever in Orlando, I like to go to Margaritaville for dinner. Some neat stuff technically in the park and friends of mine have programmed some of the attractions, but been in the two parks once now that is crossed off the list. OK once, but more than once is too much.
The location of the shooting is an apartment complex almost right next door. Maybe chose the location because of all the international travelers so it would be easy to mix with the tourists.
More friends of Obama. As well as Obama being derelict in his duties. Just want to be the first - OBAMA’S FAULT
Florida keeps cropping up in this. I think the fact that the jihadis have a sort of academic outpost here (remember Sami al Arian?) combined with the fact that Florida is easily accessible from abroad and has always had a kind of tolerant, Wild West attitude to unusual behavior and unsual types probably makes it easy for them.
As usual, the Muslims are taking advantage of something good and destroying it.
"The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased. We do not have any further details at this time. We expect to have more information later this morning."
Either he did not attend his intelligence briefing that year or he was not told about the problem only finding out when he read the papers.
Friend of the Boston bomber -
Near Universal Orlando
shot by FBI agent
was this Chechen ‘friend’ planning another pressure cooker type bombing in Florida?
Video still up on the FBI site shows a man with a hat and a bag following the two brothers. He is there in the first two sequences of the video but not the third. Also the guy looks down spotting the camera.
I know the above is rhetoric speculation but who trusts our government to ever tell us the truth?
This suspect would fit right in with the MetroWest community, not a surprise.
The condo development this guy was killed inside of is the same one that large numbers of Universal hourly employees rent in, in cramped conditions, to save money. It’s old for Central FL, built in early to mid 1970’s.