San Bernardino Shooting: Police Live News Conference

San Bernardino

On Dec. 2, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. PST, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan hosted a news conference to give updates on the San Bernardino shooting. The lockdown in the neighborhood at the site of the shooting event has been lifted.

The suspects were armed with assault-type weapons according to Burguan, who declined to confirm the guns were AR-15s, as reported earlier by CNN News. Two suspects are dead – one male and one female. They were wearing “tactical-type clothing,” the chief of police indicated.

A third person is being held for questioning. Apparently, the police witnessed a person running away from the black SUV, which was the site of a police-related shooting. No information about the person is known at this time, and it is not clear that this person is involved.

It was originally reported that pipe bombs were thrown out of the vehicle during the police chase and shoot-out. The police now report there was one device, which was investigated and determined to be inert. The SUV is still being processed for more information.

Burguan announced there would be further updates via a news conference at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2015. Guardian Liberty Voice will update this information at that time.

Update 7:32 p.m.

San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis explained that the community should stay alert and the police are on 12-hour shifts around the clock. There are still areas under lockdown. He further mentioned that there is no cause for panic.

He extended thanks to all of the emergency service employees for their exemplary work during the shooting and search. Davis further stated that he and his team are speaking with clergy to set up a memorial for Dec. 3, 2015.

Update 9:04 p.m.

One of the suspects has been named as Syed Farook, who owns the home related to the case. Farook is a U.S. citizen and is an inspector of the San Bernardino County Health Department. However, there is no information about whether he is one of the dead suspects.

Four guns have been recovered; two are handguns and the others are assault-type weapons. One of the guns has been identified as legally purchased by someone involved in the case. Police officials have not given further information.

By Cathy Milne

Sources:
CNN Live News
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