Facts are slowly trickling in about the primary suspect in Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Syed Farook. Several photos of the suspect are circulating around the web, including this one from NBC Los Angeles:
Here are the facts as we know them so far:
He was an employee of San Bernardino County
Farook had been an employee of the San Bernardino county health department for five years as an environmental health specialist. Farook’s father told The New York Daily News his son worked as a health technician inspecting restaurants and hotels.
He was a "very religious" Muslim
The New York Daily News is reporting that they've spoken to suspect Farooq Saeed's father, who describes his son as a "very religious" Muslim:
"I haven’t heard anything. He worked in a county office," Farook's dad told The News. "He’s married and has a kid. We’re estranged because my wife got the divorce, and they are together. She doesn’t want to see me."
Farook said he hasn’t seen his son in some time.
"He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim."
Colleagues have also described him as very religious, but also note that he rarely discussed religion at work.
He was married to second suspect, Tashfeen Malik
According to Newsweek, Tashfeen Malik was born in Pakistan and lived in Saudi Arabia until being introduced to Syed Farook. The couple was married two years ago. The couple had a six-month old daughter who was left in the care of Farook's mother prior to the shooting, and lived in the city of Redlands, California.
He traveled to Saudi Arabia
According to the Los Angeles Times, Syed Farook met his future wife and suspected accomplice online and traveled to Saudi Arabia to marry her.
He and his wife/suspected accomplice were killed in a shootout with police
Several hours after the shooting, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were tracked down by police. After a brief automobile chase, the couple engaged police and subsequently died in the ensuing shootout.
One police officer received a minor wound during the gun battle.
Explosives have been found in his home
Bomb squads worked to clear the home on Wednesday, which has been described by one source as an "IED factory". Police have also reported that the couple used pipe bombs during the battle with police that ended up claiming their lives.
He and his accomplice filmed the shooting
Syed and Tashfeen were apparently intent on documenting their heinous crime, and were outfitted with GoPro cameras.