San Bernardino Shooting: 12 Pipe Bombs & Bomb-making Materials Recovered at Residence

PolitiChicks.comThe following information was released during a Thursday morning press conference with San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan and FBI Asst. Director David Bowdich regarding the Wednesday San Bernardino shooting.

Information released:

  • 14 people are dead
  • 21 wounded
  • Over 300 local and state officers responded
  • Suspects fired between 65 and 75 rounds in the conference room
  • 3 pipe bombs were attached together and placed on a remote control car but the device either wasn’t used or failed to go off
  • Suspects were wearing black tactical gear with tactical vests (load bearing gear)
  • Suspects fired 76 rifle rounds at police during pursuit
  • Law enforcement fired 380 rounds at suspects, killing both
  • Suspects had over 1400 .223 rounds and 200 9mm rounds on their person and/or in their vehicle
  • 2 officers were injured but were released from hospital
  • Suspects residence revealed 12 pipe bomb-type devices, hundreds of tools that could be used to make IED-type bombs and other bomb-making materials
  • Officers located 2000 9mm rounds, 500 .223 rounds and additional long rifle rounds in suspect’s home
  • Suspect Rizwan Farook was U.S. born citizen of Pakistani descent who had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia and begun wearing a full beard
  • Tashfeen Malik, 27, was from Pakistan and was in the U.S. on a K-1 Visa
  • All guns were purchased legally

When asked if the holiday party was their only target, Chief Burguan said, “They were equipped to commit another attack if they’d been able” but they still don’t have a motive for the shooting.  Burguan added, “There was a degree of planning that went into this.” 


FBI agent Bowdich refused to speculate as to whether this was a Jihadist-style attack saying it was “too early to speculate on motive on why this occurred.”  He added, “If you look at the amount of preplay, amount of weapons, there was obviously a mission but we do not know why…whether this was the intended target” or not.



Ann-Marie Murrell

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