The man killed by an FBI agent during questioning about his relationship with one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was unarmed when the agent shot him, law enforcement officials told the Washington Post.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was interrogated for hours on May 22 in Orlando, Fla., regarding his connection with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died during a shootout with police days after the bombing.

Law enforcement officials initially told ABC News that, Todashev "just went crazy," brandishing a knife and stabbing the FBI agent.

An unnamed source contradicted that account, however, telling the Washington Post today that Todashev had no weapon. But Todashev did flip over the table and lunge at the FBI agent, the source said.

A statement released by the FBI on Tuesday is scarce on details:

The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual. During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The bureau is "currently reviewing" the shooting incident, according to the statement.

Sources with "direct knowledge of the case" also told ABC News that Todashev was "about to sign a statement" confessing that he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been involved in the murder of three Massachusetts men in 2011. Police say Todashev knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two bombing suspects, through their participation in Mixed Martial Arts.

CBS reported that authorities have no evidence linking Todashev to the Boston Marathon attack, which left three dead and more than 200 injured.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured by police and awaits charges stemming from the attack.

Earlier on HuffPost:



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  • Suspects 1 and 2

  • This frame grab from a video released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, front, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, back right, walking near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Suspects 1 and 2

  • Suspect 1

  • Suspect 1

  • Suspect 1

  • Suspect 2

  • This image from video released Thursday, April 19, 2013 by the FBI shows one of two suspects sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Suspect 2

  • This combination of Associated Press file images released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, show two images taken from surveillance video of what the FBI are calling suspect number 2, left, in white cap,and suspect number 1, right, in black cap, as they walk near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

  • This frame grab from a video released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, black cap in lower right, walking in front of suspect number 2, not seen, through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This frame grab from a video released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, black cap with backpack, walking in front of suspect number 2, white cap at lower right, through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Suspect 2

  • This image from video released Thursday, April 18, 2013 by the FBI shows one of two suspects sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. The FBI released photos and video of the two suspects and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Suspect 2, Hand Next To Ear

  • This image from video released Thursday, April 18, 2013 by the FBI shows one of two suspects sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. The FBI released photos and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Suspect 2

  • This image from video released Thursday, April 18, 2013 by the FBI shows one of two suspects sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. The FBI released photos and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Boston Marathon Explosions

    This image provided by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center shows Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Authorities say Tsarnaev is still at large after he and another suspect — both identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya — killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence into the early hours of Friday, April 19, 2013. The second suspect, who has not yet been identified, was killed in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/Boston Regional Intelligence Center)

  • This surveillance photo released via Twitter Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Boston Police Department shows a suspect entering a convenience store that police are pursuing in Watertown, Mass. Police say he is one of two suspects in the fatal shooting of an MIT police officer and tied to the Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Boston Police Department)

  • MIT SHOOTINGS 2

    Graphic shows photos of suspects; locates Watertown and Cambridge, Mass., where Boston Marathon bombing suspects exchanged gunfire and one is dead

  • This combo of photos released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling suspects number 1, left, and suspect number 2, right, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling suspect number 1, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling suspect number 2, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling suspect number 2 behind a lady, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling the suspects together, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • BOSTON MARATHON

    Graphic shows photos of the suspects and where they were caught on tape, a demographic profile of the runners and a map of the marathon path

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  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston, Mass. These images show what is believed to be Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in Boston, MA. The native Chechnya, dubbed Suspect 1 by the FBI, and has been reported as dead. He was described as a heavyweight fighter at the gym, and allegedly hoped to fight for the U.S., because his home nation was not recognised in the sporting world.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston, Mass.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev practices boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston.

  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev