Authorities: San Bernardino shooter was in contact with people under FBI terror watch
Syed Rizwan Farook — the man law enforcement says went on a killing spree at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California with his wife and another person on Wednesday — was in contact with people the FBI had been investigating for terrorism, law enforcement said Thursday.
According to CNN, officials believe Farook may have been radicalized during a trip to Saudi Arabia during 2013.
Officials told CNN that Farook had communicated by phone on social media with multiple people under investigation for their ties to terrorism, and that Farook had “overseas communications and associations.”
(You can read more about Farook’s history, including a reportedly tumultuous home life, here.)
But whether or not those associations played into Wednesday’s massacre of 14 people remains to be seen, as officials try to determine if it was a workplace incident or terrorism.