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Imam: Officers in Boston suspect's shooting were 'reckless'

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BOSTON (AP) -- A Muslim leader says video of a Boston man being fatally shot by terror investigators shows authorities were "reckless" and "dangerous" in their actions.

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq is head of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Boston, where Usaama Rahim and his family prayed.

Faaruuq said Tuesday at a news conference with other black community activists that police didn't have to gun down the 26-year-old Rahim.

Police say Rahim lunged at them with a military-style knife June 2. Authorities say they approached him because they'd intercepted conversations suggesting he planned to carry out an attack on police.

Faaruuq says if he had known about authorities' concerns, he could have spoken with Rahim and his family. The family is well-known in the black and Muslim community.

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