BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ-TV Security Analyst Ed Davis says one possibility is that the couple that carried out the rampage in San Bernardino may have been planning to return to the scene. Davis says this possibility is different than other prior mass shootings and raises more security concerns.
“If these suspects had seen this on television and decided to head back to the scene for some type of a shootout or spectacular exit, that’s something that’s very troubling,” Davis says. “We haven’t seen it before, but it’s something that this incident certainly raises as an issue and we have to be cautious of that.”
Davis added that this possible scenario should serve as a warning for all law enforcement. “Certainly, right now, if I was running a police department, I’d be concerned about that scene and making sure that there were sufficient resources there to repel a secondary attack,” he says.
Fourteen people died and 21 more were wounded in the attack at the Inland Regional Center Wednesday morning.
Hours later, officers following up on a tip were led to a home in Redlands, California where they made contact with the suspects’ vehicle. That resulted in a pursuit, which ended in a gun battle between the suspects and more than 20 officers. The two suspects, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27 were killed.