SAN BERNARDINO - Calif, 14 Dead, 17 Injured; Muslim Suspects Dead; their home "an IED facility". (Fox).
A Southern California county government employee and his wife killed 14 people and wounded 17 others at a San Bernardino office building in a precision assault Wednesday morning before they were killed in a shootout with police in the afternoon.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan identified the shooting suspects as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27. Burguan said that Farook was born in the U.S. and had worked at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for five years. Malik's nationality was not identified. Family members told the Associated Press the couple were married.
Law enforcement officials said late Wednesday they could not rule out terrorism as a possible motive. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was aiding in the investigation.
A law enforcement source told Fox News that the couple were each carrying an AR-15 rifle and and a pistol when they were shot and killed by police after a brief chase in their black SUV about 2 miles from the initial shooting site. The source said the vehicle also contained so-called "rollout bags" with multiple pipe bombs, as well as additional ammunition.
The couple also had GoPro cameras strapped to their body armor and wore tactical clothing, including vests stuffed with ammunition magazines.
"That's a military tactic for a sustained fight," the source told Fox News of the rollout bags.
In addition to the explosives found at the SUV, authorities discovered and detonated three pipe bombs late Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center, the complex where the initial shooting took place about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
Another source described a house in Redlands that was being searched in connection with the shooting as "an IED facility." The source said investigators discovered multiple pipe bombs in the house, as well as small explosives that were strapped to remote-controlled cars. Hmmmm.....In my book that qualifies as TERRORISM....NOT 'WORKPLACE VIOLENCE'. Read more here and here.
Farook "had communicated by phone and via social media with more than one person being investigated for terrorism" https://t.co/aWipixNXJS— Merrilee Fullerton (@doctorfullerton) December 3, 2015
Everything u wanted to know abt #SyedFarook the California jihadi, but were too afraid to ask. - @DebbieSchlussel https://t.co/YBcOEmO0ij— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 3, 2015
Neighbour noticed suspicious activity at #SyedFarooq's apt … young men... , but didn't report for fear of racial profiling. Via @alimhaider— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 3, 2015
See something, say something folks. Political correctness be damned. https://t.co/oZEnSw7Ie9— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) December 3, 2015
For crying out loud, the SanBernardino Massacre is NOT about #GunViolence; its everything to do with #Jihadi Terror. https://t.co/NgAiK4zvoF— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 3, 2015
"Terrorism may not have a religion, but terrorists certainly have one, and that religion is typically Islam." https://t.co/LOneLE0rwN— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) November 18, 2015
The victims of #SyedFarook have not yet been buried & already Muslims like Nora @Ana3rabeya r crying Islamophobia . https://t.co/Pobhe1FAJc— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 3, 2015
Both #SanBernadino jihadis were Pakistan's gift to USA. Will Obama call this atrocity too as 'workplace violence'? https://t.co/sZPhbrfIcM— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 3, 2015