San Bernardino Shooters Had Thousands of Bullets, 12 Pipe Bombs in Home


The two shooters who carried out the attack in San Bernardino, married couple Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, fired up to 75 rounds and left behind three remote-controlled pipe bombs that failed to detonate, according to police. All four firearms used in the shooting were purchased legally and registered.

In a press conference on Thursday, San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan revealed that when the couple was finally shot down by police in their SUV, they were discovered to have an additional 1,600 bullets in their possession. After searching their home, Police also recovered another 3,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs, and materials for constructing more explosives.

The number of wounded was also raised to 21, while the number of dead remains at 14. Burguan said they will begin releasing names of the victims this afternoon.

CBS News reports that Farook, an inspector with the San Bernardino County Department of Health, was at a holiday banquet with coworkers at the Inland Regional Center when he suddenly left and returned with his wife. The attack began shortly after.

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Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia for two weeks in July 2014 to pick up his fiance, Malik, who is Pakistani, a law enforcement source told CBS News. Malik received a K1 Visa, known as a fiance visa, a U.S. official told CBS News. It’s unclear when the visa was issued.
A source told CBS News that the [sic] were looking at ISIS propaganda online.

“We’re very involved in terms of trying to see if the motive was something inspired by a terrorist organization or directly by a terrorist organization, or whether [Farook] was self-radicalized,” said a federal law enforcement source to the L.A. Times.

According to authorities, there is no credible information about another immediate threat.

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