FBI Now Investigating San Bernardino Shooting as 'an Act of Terrorism'
David Bowdich, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, said in a news conference today that the San Bernardino shooting is now being investigated as "an act of terrorism."
Here is some other information that emerged from this afternoon's news conference:
- The investigation has officially been transferred from the San Bernardino Police Department to the FBI. The department will continue to work closely with the agency throughout the investigation.
- Anyone with any information should call a hotline that has been established at 1-800-225-5324, and choose option 4.
- Bowdich said the investigation will be "very complex" and "very long-term."
- The FBI has uncovered evidence that the suspects, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, attempted to destroy their digital fingerprints.
- The couple's smashed cell phones were found in a trash can, and investigators are retrieving information from the devices.
- There were telephonic connections between at least one of the suspects and other subjects of the FBI's investigation.
- Farook was not under active surveillance.
- It is not known if Malik influenced Farook or not.
Watch the full news conference above and stay tuned to Fox News for the latest updates on this developing story.