According to CNN, FBI sources are stating Syed Farook was “radicalized” and was in touch with “Terror Suspects” according to his cyber trail. In addition Saudi Arabia is confirming travel in 2014 as last known official travel, and also in 2013.
CALIFORNIA – San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in the summer of 2014, according to Saudi and U.S. officials. Records show Farook was in the country on that trip for nine days, a Saudi official said. A U.S. official described the 2014 trip as Farook’s “last recorded” trip to Saudi Arabia.
Two U.S. government officials have also said there’s information about Farook traveling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj in 2013.
Syed Rizwan Farook — who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the San Bernardino shooting massacre — apparently was radicalized and in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked, sources said.
Still, it wasn’t necessarily the only driver behind the carnage, as workplace grievances might have also played a role. President Barack Obama hinted as much Thursday when he said that the attackers may have had “mixed motives.”
David Bowditch, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told reporters Thursday that Farook had traveled to Pakistan. (read more)