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Authorities Investigate Redlands Home Connected to Syed Farook

Redlands Home

A Redlands, California, home tied to yesterday’s shooting in San Bernardino has been raided by SWAT teams and remains under investigation. The home on Center Street is believed to be tied to shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, through his mother and sister.

CBS2LA reports that a SWAT team used a battering ram to breakdown the door, last night, then sent in a robot to search for booby-traps and explosive devises.

After the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center (IRC), yesterday, police followed a tip that led them to the Redlands home. As the Los Angeles Times reports, when they arrived around 3 p.m., a black SUV with two passengers immediately took off.

Police pursued the SUV until it stopped back in San Bernardino along Mountain View Street. A shootout between the police and SUV broke out, and ended with the two suspects dead, and one officer wounded.

The black SUV, the same one witnesses saw fleeing the IRC shooting, contained Farook and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik. Both were dressed in assault gear.

The couple is believed to be the assailants that left 14 people dead at the IRC shooting earlier that day.

The LA Times reports that this is the deadliest mass shooting since 26 people died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

A motive for the attack has not yet been determined.

Farook was a US citizen, born in Illinois and raised in Southern California. He was a San Bernardino County restaurant inspector, and had worked with the county for five years. He and his wife had attended the government employee holiday party at the IRC when they suddenly left.

Farook’s co-workers, including Patrick Baccari, told the LA Times that Farook had returned with Malik from a recent trip to Saudi Arabi, and though he was a devout Muslim, he did not talk about religion at work.

ABC7 quotes Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations saying, “The couple dropped off their 6-month-old daughter with relatives [that morning] saying they had a doctor’s appointment…[but] We don’t know the [shooting's] motives. Is it work, rage-related? Is it mental illness? Is it extreme ideology? At this point, it’s really unknown to us, and at this point, it’s too soon to speculate.”

Meanwhile, the San Bernardino Police, the FBI’s Los Angeles Office, and other local agencies continue to investigate the Redlands house, while trying to piece the entire event together.

When asked by the Los Angeles Times if terrorism was a chief concern, David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said, “It is a possibility, but we don’t know that yet, and we aren’t willing to go down that road yet.” 

Source: OpposingViews.com, CBS2LA, ABC7 Chicago, Los Angeles Times / Photo Source: ABC7 Chicago 

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