“Premature of me to call this terrorism.” David Bowdich, FBI
Dec 3, 2015 (REDLANDS, CA) Police Chief Jarrod Burquan updated the public on the casualty numbers. While the number of killed remains at 14, the number of people injured has gone up to 21. We still have no motive, according to both Chief and the FBI.
The chief was also clear to say that there was no immediate threat, though the County will be shutting down all non essential activities today and tomorrow. This was announced by San Bernardino Sheriff.
The FBI has taken lead in the investigation and evidence will be flown later to day to their DC labs to continue to the investigation. David Bowditch asked both people and media to be patient. He “much rather be slower and correct, than fast and incorrect.”
Bowditch is also hoping that while they “do not know the motive, digital media should help.” He was also asked about a link to Inspire magazine, which is an Al Qaida produced propaganda piece. They have no link to any of that yet. Nor do they know if there is any communications with foreign subjects.
As far as international travel Bowditch confirmed that Sayd Farook travelled to Pakistan, and that he came home in July of 2014 with 27 year old Tashfeeq Malik. She entered the country on a K1 Visa, and is still under a Pakistani passport.
A K-1 Visa is defined as follows:
A K-1 visa is a visa issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a United States citizen to enter the United States. A K-1 visa requires a foreigner to marry his or her U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry, or depart the United States.
We also learned that next of kin notification has started and that the Sheriff’s office will start to release the names of the deceased today. There will be a memorial service at a stadium near where this happened tonight.
The third person that was detained at the shooting where the two suspects died, had nothing to do with this. He was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant though.