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Here’s what happened to the third San Bernardino shooting suspect

Authorities say that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were responsible for the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, 2015. But in the time between the initial shooting and their deaths, police and the media reported arresting a third suspect. Here's his story.


  1. As happens in the fog of war, there was confusion even among officials, over the police scanners and in the media.
  2. San Bernardino eyewitness account: Chris Nwadike
  3. The alleged third suspect reappeared during the joint press conference on Thursday.
  4. But that was a blink-and-you-might-miss-it mention for anyone not following along closely or carefully reading print news stories, not all of which mentioned it.
  5. As officials and the media moved on with more confirmed information, the lack of coverage -- at least for those who missed the reference from the press conference -- about the allegedly third suspect has led some to speculate that he was evidence of some sort of conspiracy at work.