Transcript for Usaama Rahim's Family Discusses Surprise About His Radicalization and Alleged Terror Plot
Now, to chilling new developments out of Boston. That terror takedown this week. The suspect with a military-style knife, killed. Authorities say when he lunged at police. Authoritiyies have been tracking him, listening to his phone calls. Just hours before, they say he was planning to behead a pole officer. Tonight, we now know who the original target was. ABC's Tom llamas from Boston. Reporter: Tonight, the attorney for the family of ussama Rahim saying the alleged terror plot took them by surprise. The family did not see any signs of radicalization. Reporter: Rahim's family, including his wife, gathered for a news conference in the same parking lot where officers say they were forced to shoot and kill the 26-year-old when he lunged at them with this military knife. Is there anything you can tell us about your brother? Immediate family mebls refusing to speak. Sources tell ABC news Rahim initially wanted to behead conservative activist Pamela Geller, the woman who sponsored that Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Texas. But the FBI says on Tuesday morning Rahim changed his plan wanting instead to behead uniformed police officers. David, authorities believe Rahim may have been radicalized through social media. And the FBI warning, there could be thousands of people in this country secretly feeding off Isis propaganda each day. David? Tom llamas with us again tonight.
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