In the year since Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, authorities have conducted more than 600 interviews, gathered more than 500 pieces of evidence and served dozens of search warrants.
Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend. Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go. Just before the attack, Farook posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in a conference room.
“The San Manuel community has enjoyed strong neighbor relations with the surrounding communities and surrounding jurisdictions for many, many years,” “When the events of Dec. 2 of last year happened, the tribal community was as deeply affected as anyone else in the region. We are part of the community and they are a part of us.”
– said Jacob Coin, director of public affairs.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s Lt. Sarkis Ohannessian said deputies will also be on alert Friday, but the department had no plans of enhancing patrols.
“Since there is no information of any types of threats in our county, we will remain vigilant,” he said. “If we do get any kind of information that requires us to beef it up, we will, but at this point we should be OK.”
“If we do get any kind of information that requires us to beef it up, we will, but at this point we should be OK.”
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said the department wants to remind the public to also be extra vigilant on Friday and to report anyone or anything appearing suspicious.