The FBI's top investigator in the San Bernardino terror attacks said Friday that the husband and wife who shot and killed 14 people on Dec. 2 also intended to detonate an explosive device inside the room, through the exact timetable of the plot remains unclear.
David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office, said Friday that investigators have confirmed that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, attempted to detonate a pipe bomb hidden inside a bag at the Inland Regional Center.
What investigators don't know is whether they planned to detonate the bomb first and then open fire on first responders, or to detonate the device as paramedics and police descended on the facility to tend to gunshot victims, he said.
"What we don’t know was the intent. Was the intent to detonate prior to their attack?" he said. "We just don’t have the answer.”
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