California shooter plotted 2012 attack, senator says

California shooter Syed Farook plotted an attack with an accomplice three years ago but got “cold feet” after a wave of US counterterrorism arrests, a senator said Wednesday. A longtime friend and neighbor of Farook’s, Enrique Marquez, told investigators of their aborted plot, said Senator James Risch, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “He has admitted that in 2012 they had something in mind and they didn’t do it because there had been some immediate arrests by the counterterrorism people,” Risch told CNN.

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