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David Wright stands with his attorney Jessica Hedges as Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley presides during a hearing Wednesday in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
David Wright stands with his attorney Jessica Hedges as Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley presides during a hearing Wednesday in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
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Plenty of questions still remain two days after the fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Usaamah Rahim in Roslindale. Rahim allegedly lunged at two law enforcement officers with a military-style knife outside of a CVS on Tuesday morning.

"Obviously he was armed, he was dangerous," said Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans Thursday in Roslindale. "He came at all those officers. I can't say enough about the restraint they tried to use, and unfortunately, they did what they were trained to do. And that's, you know, that's to take his life because he very well could have took their life."

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Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He tweets @fredthys.

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WBUR: What We Know About Usaamah Rahim, The Boston Man Fatally Shot By Law Enforcement

  • "The Joint Terrorism Task Force had Rahim under 24-hour surveillance, according to Vincent Lisi, the FBI’s special agent in charge of Boston."

This segment aired on June 4, 2015.

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