via Inquisitr: Farooq Saeed has been identified as the possible San Bernardino shooting suspect, who reports indicating walked into a medical facility for people with developmental disabilities and opened fire.
Adelle Nazarian of Breitbart News notes that CNN analysts say the attack looks like terrorism:
Speaking on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett Wednesday, former CIA case officer Robert Baer said the most “disturbing” aspect of the deadly San Bernardino shooting is that it was carried out using tactics that are employed in the Middle East. “What I don’t like about this shooting is multiple shooters… IEDs… I say this very reluctantly, but this has the hallmarks of the sort of attacks you see in the Middle East,” Baer said. Former FBI special agent Robert Chacon agreed with Baer’s assertions later on in the show.
17:25: Government Drone working the scene- LAX traffic shutdown over an area
17:13 local IED FOUND- setting up cordon evacuating buildings
12/02/15 16:20 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER REQUESTING BOMB SQUAD TO CHECK VEHICLE WITH SUSPICIOUS DEVICE. [CAL173]
12/02/15 15:58 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: 2 SUBJECTS DEAD ON SCENE/DECEASED BY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING, 1 SUSPECT BARRICADED INSIDE OF A POSSIBLE RESIDENCE. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:56 (SAN BERNARDINO – 10-SBPD-1) SBPD & 40K ON SCENE, SHOTS FIRED AT AMAZON DISTRICT. CENTER, MULTIPLE UNITS ON SCENE INVESTIGATING. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:43 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: UNITS OUT WITH A PIPE BOMB IN THE AREA OF THIS LOCATION, 1 OFFICER HIT WITH RICOCHET SHRAPNEL. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:36 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) OFFICER STRUCK BY SHRAPNEL, NON LIFE THREATENING, DURING SHOOT OUT WITH SHOOTING SUSPECTS. [WAS007]
12/02/15 15:22 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: 1 SUSPECT DETAINED, MULTIPLE UNITS STILL ENROUTE. REDLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED IN FTY. [CAL227]
The shooting took place at close to 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue in the California city, taking place at a building identified as the Inland Regional Center. The facility is a state-run medical center that serves people with developmental disabilities, said Nancy Lungren, spokeswoman for the California Department of Developmental Services.
Unconfirmed reports identified the suspect as Farooq Saeed, a name repeated on police scanners and reported from some American news outlets.
There are unconfirmed reports that one of shooters is reportedly named as Farooq Saeed. Again UNCONFIRMED. pic.twitter.com/vnI8Isqgts
— WCBM 680 (@WCBM680) December 2, 2015
International news outlets also identified the suspect as Farooq Saeed.
— RT France (@RTenfrancais) December 2, 2015
Reports indicated that the suspect may have been an employee of the medical facility, and is believed to have fled the scene in an SUV.
Police said in a news conference that as many as 14 people were killed and another 14 wounded.
Some reports indicated that the shooting was not the work of a lone individual, like this weekend’s attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
“Witnesses said three men in masks and body armor stormed the crowded building and opened fire, with one shooting people in a conference room, according to reports,” Fox News reported.
ACTIVE SHOOTER:Area of Orange Show Rd/ Waterman Ave near Park Center, & surrounding area remains VERY ACTIVE. AVOID! pic.twitter.com/5vG0aYW6IL
— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
Police used a robot to search for possible explosive devices, and the police scanner noted of a possible IED.
The gunman appeared calculated, a friend of a surviving victim told CNN.
“The guy came in next to her office and I guess started shooting,” the friend said, via People magazine. “They see bodies on the floor. Ambulances are taking people out in stretchers.”
Local officials said they were shocked not only by the attack but by the target.
“We are a non-profit agency that provides services to kids and adults with disabilities. It’s beyond words,” an employee at the San Diego branch of the Inland Regional Center told People.
While it is not yet clear whether the San Bernardino shooting was an act of terrorism, the massacre did prompt a response from Department of Homeland Security. Flight radar information showed that a Homeland Security Pilatus PC12 has been circling over San Bernardino at close to 7,300 feet. Officials from the FBI and ATF also responded to the scene.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, FBI official said they did not know if the attack was an act of terrorism, but officials said the men “came prepared” with long guns and body armor.
Police have not yet confirmed that Farooq Saeed is indeed the San Bernardino shooting suspect.