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Family of Slain Boston Terror Suspect: Video Shows He Wasn't Aggressor

The family of Ussamah Rahim, the Boston terror suspect who was killed by city police, say that he did not brandish a weapon as authorities have claimed.

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    Family of Slain Boston Terror Suspect: Video Shows He Wasn't Aggressor
    Usaamah Rahim was killed by terror investigators in Boston on June 2. They say he planned to behead an unidentified victim, then changed his mind and wanted to kill police officers. David Wright, a relative of Rahim's, is being held on a charge of conspiracy with intent to obstruct a federal investigation.

    The family of a Boston man killed by terror investigators says surveillance video of his fatal shooting doesn't show him brandishing a weapon or approaching officers aggressively, as authorities have claimed.

    Usaamah Rahim's family said Monday that the video shows the 26-year-old security guard was not the initial aggressor.

    Instead, they say, it shows at least five officers surrounding him in a military formation June 2.

    They say the video is evidence that Rahim was breaking no laws as he walked toward a bus stop on his way to work. The family says many questions remain and the video only reveals part of the story.

    Police say Rahim was under 24-hour surveillance and was plotting to kill police officers. They also say he was brandishing a knife and lunged toward officers with it. 

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