Not that anyone should be seeing these, as the scene is the site of a major terrorist investigation, but we have it here for you. The landlord of the terrorists allowed reporters in to peruse the place, so here are the details.
The doors of the San Bernardino shooters’ Californian home were open to reporters on Dec. 4.
In a controversial move, the building landlord allowed dozens of reporters to investigate Syed Rizwan Farook’s and his wife, Tashfeen Malik’s, home, reports The Washington Times.
There, the media combed through belongings ranging from a crib and toys belonging to their six-month-old baby, to a Koran, a blue rug, and prayer beads, New York Daily News reports.
The windows were boarded up and fingerprinting dust revealed traces of previous law enforcement investigations two days before. Those searches led to the discovery of 4,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs, and bomb-making equipment.
“Clearly they were equipped and could’ve continued to carry out another attack,” police chief Jarrod Burguan said, reports The Guardian.
The computer’s hard drive was absent, presumably now in the hands of authorities.
In the bathroom, reporters found the couple’s driver licenses and photos. Other items found include a book on motherhood.
Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were killed during a confrontation with police after shooting and killing 14 people at a government agency where Farook worked on Dec. 2.
Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the rampage.
“Why would he do that? Why would he do something like this? I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself,” said Farook’s brother-in-law, Farhan Khan at a press conference held by the Council on American–Islamic Relations.
Law enforcement officials said Dec. 4 that Malik announced her allegiance to an ISIS leader on social media before the deadly shootings, while The New York Post previous FBI statements reveal Farook was in contact with figures being investigated for international terrorism.
Officials theorize Islamist extremists may have radicalized the couple either abroad or in the U.S., but no official conclusions have been reached yet.