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Syed Rizwan Farook arrested in San Bernardino shootings

Syed Rizwan Farook arrested in San Bernardino shootings

The arrest of a suspect in a series of deadly shootings in California ‘stopped another killing,’ police say

Brett Hoover | USA TODAY

Show Caption Hide Caption California: Gunman killed 11 people and injured nine, two seriously, in multiple shootings in 10 days police called it a “serial killer’s rampage.”

A man accused of killing multiple people in San Bernardino, California, has been arrested and charged in the shootings, police said Monday.

A police spokesman told reporters the suspect in the shootings was identified as Syed Rizwan Farook, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent who lived in Fountain Valley, California.

Farook was arrested Sunday by the FBI in Riverside County, California, where he was found in a hotel room, which the FBI said was where Farook took a hostage and executed an accomplice.

Police said the FBI conducted a search of his apartment and found a laptop and an external hard drive with information about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Police said Farook traveled to the area of the hotel where he was found with other people Saturday night. At that point, police said he drove with the car to a gas station where he purchased a can of bear spray, which he showed to police who contacted the FBI.

Police said they suspect Farook was motivated by the shootings in Texas and San Bernardino.

“The last person we believe was involved in a terrorist attack on American soil,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarod Daul said Monday. “This is an ongoing investigation that will continue to evolve.”

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Police said the suspects were in a car, which was stopped by a California Highway

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