On Friday shortly after 11 am Pacific, a press conference was held in San Bernardino to address some of the latest information about the attack by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, both Muslim, at the Inland Regional Center. Farook, an American citizen, and his wife Malik, a Pakastani national, were both killed during a shootout with police.
Although the Obama regime continued to press the notion that this could be a case of workplace violence since the people killed worked with Farook at a different location than the attack, David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI in the LA office, made the announcement that Americans both suspected and feared.
Bowdich was clear in his remarks that the attack by Farook and Malik was terrorism.
As of today, based on the information and the facts as we know them, we are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism. We have uncovered evidence that has led us to learn of extensive planning, obviously we have uncovered evidence of explosives, multiple armaments. You know the ammunition that was out there — the high-powered weapons, the explosive devices. We are continuing to go down the path to assure that we find all of the evidence that pertains to this matter.
We have also uncovered evidence that these subjects have — they attempted to destroy their digital fingerprints. For example, we found two cellphones in a nearby trash can. Those cell phones were actually crushed. We have retained those cell phones and we do continue to exploit the data from those cell phones.
We do hope that the digital fingerprints that were left by these two individuals will take us towards their motivation. That evidence is incredibly important.
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He continued his remarks reassuring the public that agencies, both local and federal, were working together in the investigation.
I want to ensure that everyone understands that just because the FBI has taken the leadership based on the trajectory of this case, we’re not just taking this on our own. We are going to continue down the same path we have been which is a lockstep operation with these partners. That is important. They are the protectors of this community.
We have the mandate to investigate terrorism to its fullest extent. We are working hand in hand with our other federal, local, and state partners. We are also working hand in hand with our foreign counterparts to ensure that we find any connections that pertain to this matter.
Bowdich also shared that they have established a national hotline and encouraged anyone with any information to call. He pressed the need for the public to share any and all information.
He urged, “I would ask the public to please be judicious and make sure that, even though if it’s small, send it to us. Please do not send us things that are obviously not pertinent to this matter because we have a lot of work to do in the future. But, if you think that in any form or fashion what you have to offer pertains to this matter, please call us and give us that information. It’s important.”
The number of the hotline is 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324. Once you reach the number, choose option 4.
Fourteen people died during the terrorist attack by Farook and Malik, and 21 people were injured. Their home was described by authorities as being a bomb making factory filled with pipe bombs, IEDs, remote controlled vehicles to detonate bombs, materials to make IEDs, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.