Rhode Island man arrested in connection with Boston terror investigation

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection with the probe into a Massachusetts man fatally shot by terrorism investigators last week as they sought to question him about a possible plot to kill police officers.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling  says Nicholas Rovinski is expected to appear in federal court Friday, when charges against him will be announced.

Boston FBI office spokeswoman Kristen Setera says the Warwick resident was taken into custody Thursday.

A telephone call to Rovinski's house rang unanswered. The house was searched by federal officials last week.

Federal authorities say Boston resident Usaama Rahim plotted to attack police. The FBI says Rahim, his nephew and another man met in Rhode Island "to discuss their plans."

Investigators say they killed Rahim when he lunged at them with a knife. His family has disputed that.