Boston Police Commissioner: 'Lives were at threat'
BOSTON - The Boston police commissioner says "military and law enforcement lives were at threat" from a Boston terror suspect who was fatally shot by authorities.
Commissioner William Evans spoke Wednesday after showing clergy leaders and civil rights advocates a police video of terror investigators' encounter with 26-year-old Usaama Rahim on Tuesday.
Evans says the video shows the officers "backtracking" as Rahim walked toward them with a knife. Rahim's brother had earlier claimed that Rahim had been shot in the back three times.
Evans says the meeting was "all about pulling the community together."
But one Boston Muslim leader called the video "inconclusive." Imam Abdullah Farooq says it showed Rahim wasn't shot in the back, but the quality was poor and it wasn't clear whether police had to use deadly force.
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