(CNN)Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.
Records indicate that as recently as two years ago he was licensed as a security officer in Miami, but they don't specify in what capacity, his Florida security officer license number is D1120705 and is currently under review. Yusufi Vali, executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, said the center's security firm hired Rahim as a security guard for a month in mid-2013. Vali said Rahim did not regularly pray at the center and did not volunteer there or serve in any leadership positions.
Late Tuesday, the FBI arrested a man in connection with the case. Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, said David Wright was taken into custody at his home in suburban Everett. The Boston Globe reported, citing a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case, that the charges against Wright will related to an alleged plot to kill a member of law enforcement. She said Wright will face federal charges and is expected to appear in court Wednesday. DiIorio-Sterling wouldn't specify the charges, but confirmed they're related to the Rahim investigation. He said authorities knew Rahim "had some extremism as far as his views," but he would not confirm media reports that Rahim had been radicalized by online propaganda by the Islamic State group.
NOW THE MUSLIM LIES START: Evans said the officers didn't have their guns drawn when they approached Rahim. He said the video shows Rahim "coming at officers" while they were backing away. That description differs from one given by Rahim's brother Ibrahim Rahim, his photo above, who posted on Facebook that his youngest brother was killed while waiting at a bus stop to go to his job. "He was confronted by three Boston Police officers and subsequently shot in the back three times," he wrote. "He was on his cellphone with my dear father during the confrontation needing a witness." Ibrahim Rahim, a former assistant imam at a Boston mosque, could not be reached for more comment Tuesday. In an email, he said he was traveling to Boston to bury his brother.
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