Police scanner traffic appears to show that California law enforcement was familiar with Syed Farook, one of the two terrorists that killed 14 people at a San Bernardino office building last week.
Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard reported on the scanner traffic, which was heard immediately after the attack, and joined Megyn Kelly to discuss the new information.
In one exchange, an officer referred to “that Syed guy” as a possible suspect, and mentions someone “working that name up for something last week.”
Another officer then said he received word from the LAPD about “information on one of your suspects.”
San Bernardino police and federal authorities have said that neither Farook, nor his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were on their radar before the Dec. 2 attack.
Scanner traffic is often unreliable, particularly in the immediate aftermath of an active shooter incident. It’s possible that the officers who discussed the prior investigation were mistaken. But it’s at least clear that several officers believed that Farook had been the subject of an earlier investigation.
He said on “The Kelly File” that there were three references on the scanner traffic to Farook and some sort of investigation.
“At the very least, I think the San Bernardino Police Department and the L.A. Police Department should answer these questions and let us know what they knew,” he said.