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Suspects identified, 1 was citizen and employee

Suspects identified, 1 was citizen and employee
Posted at 10:28 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 06:48:16-05

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — More details have emerged about the two people believed responsible for carrying out Wednesday's deadly attack on a social service center in Southern California that left 14 dead and 17 wounded.

Police in San Bernardino believe the two people killed in a gunbattle with police acted alone in the attack. A third person who was detained near the site of the gunbattle may have nothing to do with the case.

The two dead suspects were identified as Syed Farook, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen who worked as an environmental specialist for the public health department. Farook, a five-year employee, is said to have left a holiday banquet for employees after some type of dispute. But it's not clear if that was part of the motive for the shooting. The female suspect was identified as Tashfeen Malik. It's believed the two were in a relationship. Relatives have said the two were married.

Authorities say each was armed with an assault-style rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. They were also said to have been wearing tactical gear.

Investigators are processing the crime scene, the shootout location and a suburban house linked to Farook.