by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Five hours ago TRN reported that law enforcement officials notified us that the name of the suspect in the San Bernadino massacre was “Farook Saaed,” a man of “Middle Eastern” descent.
FBI sources are now confirming at this hour that the suspect’s actual name is confirmed as Sayed Farook, a possible U.S. citizen of Libyan descent. A photo of Farook has been released:
In addition, Farook’s “estranged” father was contacted by the NY Daily News, which reported that he said his son:
“He’s Muslim. He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. A very devout Muslim.” Farook said he hasn’t seen his son in “quite some time.”
Top Right News has also learned that Farook’s brother may also be a suspect in the shooting. His name is not known at this hour.
TRN has also learned that the female suspect also has a “Middle Eastern or other Muslim name,” but that the FBI will not release that name out of “sensitivity” at this time.
The L.A. Times reported that Farook’s identity was known “hours ago,” but asked media entities to hold it back, as it could “provoke racial tensions.”
FoxNews’ Adam Housley reported that Farook’s neighbors told the FBI about “suspicious late night activity” and an “unusual number of packages” being delivered over the past week or longer.
From Daily Beast:
Law enforcement officials have identified Syed Farook as one of the suspected shooters who attacked a center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California, according to NBC News. The Daily Beast has learned that the police executed a search warrant at a Redlands, California address—an address that belongs to Farook’s family.
Police pursued a car leaving from the Redlands address, Chief Jarrod Baraugan said at a Wednesday evening press conference. A male and female suspect were inside the car, and both of them have been killed. Both of the suspects were armed with assault rifles and handguns, Baraugan said. Police have apprehended a third man, but have not identified his relation to the attacks yet.
Farook, who also went by his middle name, Raheel, was a business taxes representative for the California State Board of Equalization, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is a 2003 graduate La Sierra High School, and most recently studied finance at California State University Fullerton until 2013.
Farook lived at a home with his wife and children in Corona, California. The Daily Beast knocked on the home’s door and was met by a man who said, “My name is Farook.” When asked if he knew Sayed, the man said, “Of course I know him but I have nothing to say.” When asked about Syed being named as a suspect, he said, “I have nothing to say.”
Behind Farook, was a brightly lit home with low-slung sectional couches and boxes for appliances. The smell of basmati rice cooking came wafting through the door. A set of womens sandals sat outside of the security door.
Five minutes after he answered the door, Farook got into a white car and drove away, answering questions again with, “I have nothing to say.” er was shot in the confrontation but didn’t suffer a life-threatening wound and was expected to be OK.
This story is developing.