More details are coming in about the Muslim terrorists who opened fire at a Christmas party yesterday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino County, California, murdering at least 14 people and wounding at least 17 others. The center provides services for people with disabilities.
Syed Rizwan Farook, who worked at the state’s public health department, had attended the party at the center. He apparently got into an argument with a colleague and left. He returned shortly afterward with a woman and started shooting people. The other killer, Tashfeen Malik, was Farook’s wife. The terrorists orphaned a baby daughter. Sources revealed that Farook had traveled to Saudi Arabia.
The police killed Farook and Malik and believe a third person was involved.
Witnesses reported seeing three gunmen dressed in military-style clothes and armed with rifles and handguns. The police caught the husband-and-wife murder team after they escaped in a black SUV. From Fox:
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 said investigators discovered multiple pipe bombs in the house, as well as small explosives strapped to remote-controlled cars.
Center employees, who undergo monthly training drills to prepare for active shooter situations, initially thought the incident was a drill, according to the Los Angeles Times. But when real bullets flew, several hid in closets, barricaded themselves in rooms or fled for their lives.
America is having terrorist drills now.
CBS Los Angeles reported that a man working in Farook’s neighborhood didn’t report suspicious behavior for fear of being called a racist (emphasis added):
A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.
“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?’” he said. “We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”