According to Time.com, the married couple whose shooting rampage left 14 dead and 21 wounded at a social work center in San Bernardino, Calif. had filled their home with thousands of bullets and hundreds of tools to make bombs, authorities said Thursday.
Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik had enough ammunition to pose a further threat had they not been killed, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
“Clearly they were equipped and they could have done another attack,” Burguan said.
Multiple news organizations, including the Associated Press and the New York Times, reported Thursday that Farook had contact with extremists. The AP, citing an unnamed American intelligence official, reported that the contact took place on social media.
The couple had than 1,400 rifle rounds and 200 9-mm handgun bullets with them as police hunted them down. Authorities found 12 pipe bombs and “hundreds of tools” to make more explosives at their home at Redlands.
Investigators also found nearly 5,000 more bullets and several hundred long-rifle rounds at the home, according to police.
The two fired up to 75 rifle rounds at victims during their attack Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino — and then about 80 more shots at police by the end of their pursuit, authorities said. They were killed in a hail of nearly 400 bullets fired by police.
The couple had dropped four high-capacity rifle magazines and left a remote-controlled bomb at the scene, police said. All four firearms used in the attack — two handguns and two rifles — were registered and legally purchased, Burguan said. The explosive appeared “not to be working,” he added.
Officials also recovered thumb drives, computers and cell phones at the scene, which will be used to help determine the shooters’ motives.
The FBI said it’s investigating whether the suspects’ IED designs came from Al-Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine.
more recommended stories
Meet the new Mexican Congress and its Sixty-Fourth Legislature
As we all know on July.
Activists clean up cenotes in Yucatan
The garbage accumulated in the Yucatan.
Yucatán, not initially included in the Maya Train project is now a key role player
During the second meeting of the.
Mérida is ready for “La Feria del Pib” on Sunday October 28
The time of one of the.
“Michael” caused another massive arrival of sargassum to the coasts of Quintana Roo
Hurricane “Michael” generated rains, strong winds.
Quintana Roo’s Yum Balam Reserve bans plastic
The Official Gazette of the Federation.
SEDECULTA’s museums and theaters will be part of La Noche Blanca in its tenth edition
The tenth edition of La Noche.
Yucatán is ready for “Festival de las Ánimas”
The government of Yucatan announced that.
Mexico has 10 new Magic Towns
The following locations are added to.
Canada to become the largest country in the world to fully legalize recreational marijuana
This week, Canada becomes the second.